This is so fucked up, it had to be done on purpose.
After a week of hemming and hawing over the nomination of economic savior Timothy Giehtner to head the Treasury due to his failure to pay his taxes, President Barrack Obama today had to put out fires caused by two other Cabinet nominees for not paying their taxes.
Nancy Killefer, nominated to be the Chief Performance Officer, and former Senator Tom Daschle, nominated to head Health and Humyn Services, both withdrew their respective nominations today because of problems with their income tax returns.
“It is important for this administration to send a message that there aren’t two sets of rules- one for prominent people and one for ordinary folks who have to pay their taxes.,” Obama stated, as he spoke to members of the media trying to do some damage control.
“I’m frustrated with myself, with my team… I’m here on television saying I screwed up.”
Screwed up would be an understatement.
In times of monumental uneasiness and in front of a nation feeling more and more betrayed by their government, parading corrupt politician after corrupt politician to be in charge of setting the nation on the right track might not be the best way to inspire confidence.
Remember, these recent scandals come on the heels of the Giehtner tax issues, the “sketchy to say the least” finances of Bill Clinton (husband to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton), and the grand jury investigation of Bill Richardson.Change we can believe in, right?I mean it’s not like a major part of Obama’s platform was to run the most ethical administration in hystory.
And while the media will make their best effort to try and sweep this to the side, it might be a safe bet to say that to the American people, Obama’s honeymoon might be over.