February 3, 2009 1:01PM

Tom Daschle Drops Out

President Obama needs to find someone new to further socialize America’s health care system. Tom Daschle has withdrawn his name. Apparently, being Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services is not all that enticing, especially if you have to start (gasp!) complying with the internal revenue code. Unfortunately, rather than learn a good lesson about the need to junk America’s complicated tax system, the politicians are probably going to use this fiasco as an excuse to give the IRS even more power. But there is a lighter side to Daschle‐​Gate. This 1986 campaign commercial is rather ironic considering that Daschle got caught because he neglected to report his use of a luxury car and chauffer: