mardi, février 03, 2009

Change we did believe in

Tom Daschle--128,000 in back taxes. Daschle also made a lot of money advising health care industry clientele.

Timothy Geithner-forgot to pay his self-employment taxes and was a little shaky on the legal status of a household employee.

Let's not forget Bill Richardson, who was smart enough to take his name out when it became evident he was the subject of investigation.

Less than a few weeks into his term as President, Barack Obama has already shown a distressing ability to go for politics as usual. If he'd campagined as the icon of compromise, pragmatism, and warped principles, that would be one thing.

But he promised to be the cleansing agent that help us forge the tortured (literally) policies of the Bush administration. And a lot of folks believed him.

Anyone who wants to be President, let alone is elected, has to have a streak of arrogance. Let's hope that his sense of self-esteem doesn't blind our new President to the need to strive, at least, to keep his promises.

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