New York Times on Daschle

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on February 3, 2009

The New York Times editorial board comes out against tax-cheater Tom Daschle.

When President Obama nominated former Senator Tom Daschle to be his secretary of health and human services, it seemed to be a good choice. Mr. Daschle, as the co-author of a book on health care reform, knew a lot about one of the president’s signature issues. As a former Senate majority leader, he also knew a lot about guiding controversial bills through Congress, where he remains liked and respected by former colleagues.

Unfortunately, new facts have come to light — involving his failure to pay substantial taxes that were owed and his sizable income from health-related companies while he worked in the private sector — that call into question his suitability for the job. We believe that Mr. Daschle ought to step aside and let the president choose a less-blemished successor.

Note the curious construction. Daschle should "step-aside," not Obama should "withdraw his nomination."

Who is responsible if Daschle continues on course? Daschle, not the president who nominated him.

UPDATE!

Daschle has withdrawn.

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"Throughout the course" is doing a lot of work in this sentence.
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