Senator Jim DeMint wants Tom Daschle to just go away already:
DeMint told FOX News that Daschle’s failure to pay $134,000 in federal taxes reflects a “problem with integrity” that the government cannot afford to tolerate. DeMint spoke out against Daschle as a number of prominent newspapers, including The New York Times, called for the South Dakota Democrat to drop his bid.
Obviously, Daschle’s got problems. Chief among them is: How can still claim to be from South Dakota when he’s been an (unregistered, unapologetic) Washington lobbyist for the last five years? We need to stop pretending these revolving-door politicians (of any party) represent anyone’s interests other than Washington’s. And their own, of course.