Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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I've never cared for Daschle, I thought he was an ineffective toady who caved to Bush at every opportunity. I think this is Obama's first serious political mistake. The Geitner thing seemed like what one could call a tax dispute, something that is routine for those of us who deal with the bastards on a regular basis, and my opinion it was just a typical attempt by the party out of power to blow something all out of proportion, but this Daschle thing seems to go beyond that. It involves a shitload of money, and is only one of many ethical problems he has. Obama wants the guy bad because Daschle is a smooth operator especially on health care issues, and he knows all the big players in the Senate. But I think O's backing this guy is a mistake. Obama has stated he is going to ride this horse's ass, I hope he doesn't get thrown off. Daschle could do everyone a favor and just withdraw "so he can spend more time with his family".
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address