Wednesday, February 04, 2009

National Mall

January 20, 2009
National Treasure

Good opinion piece by Steven Pearlstein in the WAPO today:
Tom Daschle's problem wasn't that he didn't pay his taxes. It was that he -- along with those who vetted his nomination as health and human services secretary and many of his colleagues in the Senate -- found it perfectly ordinary and acceptable that he would be able to cash in on his time in the Senate by earning more than $5 million over two years as a law-firm rainmaker, equity fundraiser, corporate director and luncheon speaker, all the while being driven around town in a chauffeured town car. Not exactly Cincinnatus returning to the plow.



Blogger Flying Scott said...

what a great sight and words to awake to this a.m.



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