Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Daschle Out: Another Appointment Bites the Dust

Daschle said, 'I ... will not be a distraction.'

President Barack Obama's written statement:
“This morning Tom Daschle asked me to withdraw his nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services. I accept his decision with sadness and regret….Tom made a mistake, which he has openly acknowledged. He has not excused it, nor do I. But that mistake, and this decision, cannot diminish the many contributions Tom has made to this country from his years in the military to his decades of public service."
Former Senator Tom Daschle's statement:
“I have just informed the President that I am withdrawing my name from consideration for Secretary of Health and Human Services….If 30 years of exposure to the challenges inherent in our system has taught me anything, it has taught me that this work will require a leader who can operate with the full faith of Congress and the American people, and without distraction. Right now, I am not that leader, and will not be a distraction…”
Out Tally:

Bill Richardson: Obama pick for Commerce Sec.

Nancy Killefer: Obama pick for Performance Czar.

Tom Daschle: Obama pick for Sec. of Health and Human Services.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I now know why Obama's handler's picked Biden for VP.

They needed an even bigger buffoon on the ticket so Obama would look good.

1:14 PM  

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