February 03, 2009

Fuckin' up with the President

Daschle? REALLY? FORMER Senator Tom Daschle, the meekest Senate Majority and Minority leader in the history of the US Congress? The guy who makes Harry Reid look charismatic?

Here's one side Daschle from the WaPo which is obviously much kinder. This is another from Greenwald. My favorite part is a quote from Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone...

In Washington there are whores and there are whores, and then there is Tom Daschle. Tom Daschle would suck off a corpse for a cheeseburger. True, he is probably only the second-biggest whore for the health care industry in American politics — the biggest being doctor/cat-torturer Bill Frist, whose visit to South Dakota on behalf of John Thune in 2004 was one of the factors in ending Daschle's tenure in the Senate.

But in picking Daschle — who as an adviser to the K Street law firm Alston and Bird has spent the last four years burning up the sheets with the nation's fattest insurance and pharmaceutical interests — Obama is essentially announcing that he has no intention of seriously reforming the health care industry. . . .

This, of course, dovetails rather nicely with two of President Obama's foundering campaign promises... Ethics Reform and Healthcare Reform.

UPDATE - Daschle withdraws! YAY!

Posted by mcblogger at February 3, 2009 01:02 PM

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