Monday, February 2, 2009

Tom Daschle - Change We Can Believe In

It doesn't look like it's going to hinder his nomination in the slightest, but Tom Daschle is starting to seem like the embodiment of sleazy D.C. culture that Obama explicitly campaigned against. It's not the taxes since I have trouble believing guys as rich as they are would risk ruining their political ambitions over a "mere" 100K... it's that he's made so much money from the exact industry he's supposed to be tasked to reform. And what's the deal with the story that Greenwald links... it really doesn't seem like having a lobbyist wife should be so common for a Senator. Even a hyper Obama partisan like me has to admit that the optics of this are terrible.