Friday, January 30, 2009

The Leona Helmsley Administration

Pres. Obama looks to be assembling the most ethically challenged administration ever.

Tom Daschle has apparently joined Tim Geithner and Charlie Rangel in the tax cheat crowd.

Funny, one of the the Tribunes of the Downtrodden was getting free limo service from some New York fat cat.

It's like the entire Obama administration has been possessed by the ghost of Leona Helmsley*.

As Yuval Levin notes in the Corner post above, some folks claimed that Tim Geithner is the indispensable man. It's not true, but one could almos t make this argument and keep a straight face.

Daschle, on the other hand, is nothing but an old Democratic party hack.

Is there anybody in this administration that pays their taxes? Do you think that if you neglected to report income subject to $100 grand in back taxes and interest, that the IRS would let you off without penalty? Without doing time in le Hotel Greybar?

If so, I've got a stimulus package for ya.

* This is probably an unfair comparison. To Helmsley, who at least got rich off of providing useful products – hotel rooms and office space – unlike Rangel and Daschle, who have yet to do anything as significant.