Waiter, Where's My Hopenchange?
ABC News has obtained the Senate Finance Committee Report on Tom Daschle's nomination to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, which indicates that Daschle's tax problems were even more substantial than earlier reported.
The report indicates that Daschle's failure to pay more than $101,000 taxes on the car and driver a wealthy friend let him use from 2005 through 2007 is not the only tax issue the former Senate Majority Leader has been dealing with since his December nomination prompted a more thorough examination of his income tax returns.
Mr. Daschle also didn't report $83,333 in consulting income in 2007.
I'll tell you one thing. Grandma Nancy's gonna have to hire more help. or get her current swamp-draining crew to start working second shift, if she hopes to even maintain the status quo on the number of thieving dogdicks polluting our nation's Capitol.
And, in case you haven't seen this one already, remember what Captain Compassionate said on the campaign trail last year?
“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.
First, there was the obvious retort:
Needless to say, when Obama says, "We can't drive our SUVs ... as much as we want...", he's not including the Obama family in his definition of "we".
Well, now you can add jacking up the thermostat to the list of things that only the lowly commoner class should be shamed into not doing.
The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.
“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”
Oh, and, don't even think of suggesting to The One that he his minions should stoop so low as to dine on crappy, little, $10 per pound tenderloin steaks. Please. That's so bourgeois.
His mouth said "Change", but his actions to-date have said little more than "Screw you, people! I'm Barack Obama, and this is how I roll!".
You know it's gonna be a tough four years, when you find yourself, less than two weeks into the President's new administration, yearning for the principled, conservative leadership of the Carter White House.