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President Obama with Anita Dunn, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, and Robert Gibbs (via White House Flickr stream) A month ago, White House interim communications director Anita Dunn stepped into the role of lead Fox News-basher. She's handing the reins over to her young protégé and fellow Tom Daschle flack, Dan Pfeiffer. Dunn never planned to... Read More
President Obama with Anita Dunn, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, and Robert Gibbs (via White House Flickr stream) Earlier this week, I spotlighted White House interim communications director and chief Fox-basher Anita Dunn's career-long commitment to flacking for one of the Beltway's most entrenched and crooked creatures, Tom Daschle. I also noted that Dunn is married... Read More
(Limited edition Culture of Corruption trading card sets are now available! Get your Dirty Dozen pack here thanks to Tennyson Hayes) I reported last month that failed HHS nominee Tom Daschle "may be out of the spotlight since his Health and Human Services cabinet nomination fiasco. But he is in constant contact with Team Obama."... Read More
President Obama has made a big show of bashing corporations for their expensive jets and political junkets. But you won't see him wagging his finger over the passengers on this one: Educap is a multibillion-dollar student loan charity run by CEO Catherine Reynolds. As CBS News Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reported Monday night, Educap is... Read More
The wheels on the bus go thump-thump-thump...
Tom The Dodger Daschle withdraws his HHS nomination. President Obama accepts the withdrawal "with sadness and regret." Regret that Daschle's serial evasions caught up with him. Sadness that he didn't get the Geithner treatment. DLTDHYOTWO! (link)
Scroll for updates...Daschle withdraws... Photoshop: Leo Alberti Tax evader Tom Daschle is a serial dodger. In addition to all the "glitches" he has apologized to the Senate Finance Committee for, there's another important episode in his financial history that bears mention. William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has the reminder: In the current controversy regarding Tom... Read More
Interesting. The White House press corps stopped snoozing today and is all over WH spokesman Robert Gibbs on the Daschle tax debacle. ABC News's Jake Tapper, who broke the story late Friday night, pressed Gibbs on whether Daschle's ethical messes undercut Obama's squeaky clean agenda. Several other reporters questioned the Team Obama talking point that... Read More
Cue Tammy Wynette. President Obama is standing by his man, Tom Daschle. And why not? The Senate Republicans aren't going to demand that he throw one of their dear old chums under the bus over a silly little "glitch." Senatorial privilege has its perks. (link)
Before we get to tax cheat Tom Daschle, let's recall the names of the Bend Over Republicans who pooh-poohed Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's tax troubles and accused critics of "thinking in small political terms." On the Senate Finance Committee, B.O. Republicans Mike Crapo, Orrin Hatch, John Cornyn, Olympia Snowe and John Ensign all determined that... Read More
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