CNN crawl [and now Pravda]: "White House: Tom Daschle asks President Obama to withdraw his nomination for health and human services secretary."
Of course, we all knew Daschle was going down when he got, from Obama, what in baseball is called the "vote of confidence."
I guess the more serious version of my question would be this:
Will Obama go right, or left? Toward single payer, or away from it?
UPDATE From Pravda, above: Read more about So, which Republican will Obama ask to replace Tom Daschle?
So, I'm cruising around to see if there's a 5:00 Horror I missed, and what do I see but this headline in tomorrow's Pravda:
Daschle Owed Back Taxes That Exceeded $128,000
Former Senator Paid Days Before First Confirmation Hearing
Daschle paid the back taxes just six days before his first Senate confirmation hearing, the report said.
From the Department Of Oh! That Might Explain Things this, via TPM:
Obama has strong ties to the Daschle world.
Well, great. Just what we need. Let's return the Democratic Party to the great days of 2002.
Why am I never cynical enough?