Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Third time is a charm
I thought it was a joke too, but it's true. Another Obama appointee to his cabinet "forgot to pay their taxes". The linked article states, "Nancy Killefer, who failed for a year and a half to pay employment taxes on household help, withdrew her candidacy to be the first chief performance officer for the federal government on Tuesday."
So props for pulling out for the job Nancy, but come on Obama! Are you kidding me? You would think that after the first appointee's problems with taxes Obama would be more thorough. After the second time, perhaps you can make the excuse, Daschle was already in public office and we all should have known better. But this third time is out right ridiculous. Obama hasn't even been in office for ONE MONTH and he has made plenty of critical mistakes and displayed all the lack of proper judgment we thought he would during the campaign.
It's a shame too, because I thought his interview with Matt Lauer before the Super Bowl was quite down to earth and approachable. Oh well...