Tom Daschle's resignation should have been accepted, however, that of Nancy Killefer should have been refused. Responses must be tailored to the "sin." Not all imperfections make a person unfit for office.
Howard Dean is sitting in a chair in his underwear, eating a bowl of beans with a fork. His hair is really messed up. The TV is blaring an interview between President Barack Obama and NBC News Anchor, Brian Williams.
The only thing more implausible than believing that a multi-millionaire with national ambitions would willfully try to defraud the IRS of $140,000 is believing that a man like that actually does his own taxes.
Obama is carrying a silent-but-deadly majority group of leaders that are not represented in the MSM, the populist political establishment, or the right-wing crackpots that dominate the establishment Hill.
Like many decent people, Daschle got caught in a bad system that is so corrupted by money it hardly matters whether the money is from good people with good intentions or bad people with bad intentions.
The $60 million question, though, is where is our outrage that any elected official can break the law, and be arrogant enough to publicly admit it, confident that he will inevitably escape prosecution for his acts.
Obama is in danger of seeing his first 100 days derailed. So far, he's been on the defensive, apologizing for the ways of old Washington. He wasn't elected to restore the Clinton era, but to usher in his own.
Have all these prospective nominees become so thoroughly Washingtonized that it doesn't even occur to them that anyone might look askance at this sweetheart deal or that interesting bit of tax avoidance?