A Problem Avoided

It has just been announced that Tom Daschle has withdrawn his nomination for Health & Human Services Secretary. A good thing. You don’t avoid paying taxes and then get confirmed by the Senate for . . . Oh, wait, that apparently doesn’t apply to nominees for Treasury Secretary.

Now that Daschle has withdrawn, the cartoon below may be beside the point, but it still does make a valid point, one we should all remember: double standards abound.

On a positive note, yesterday, here in Florida, the Republican Speaker of the House had to step down due to allegations of financial wrongdoing. Why is that positive? The entire Republican delegation voted him out of his position. That’s called integrity, and we need a whole lot more of it.