Friday, December 12, 2008

WSJ Cites Daschle's Duel Appointments

President George W. Bush said, "Childrens do learn." Some children grow up to write for the venerated Wall Street Journal.

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle is being named to duel posts this morning: secretary of health and human services, and head of a new White House office on health reform, giving him a prominent perch for a major push for health care legislation. For Daschle, the double duty is meant to avoid the scenario that unfolded in the Clinton administration, where the White House took the lead on health reform and left Donna Shalala, who was HHS secretary, largely in the sidelines.

Duel, double duty? The correct word is dual. Unless, Tom Daschle has multiple personalities, with several at odds. Is that what's to come from Rupert Murdoch, an internally conflicted Daschle? Or, did one of Bush's childrens learn? Stay tuned...

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