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Daschle to HHS; Annointed the Health Czar? November 19, 2008

Posted by neoavatara in Politics.
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Former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle has been chosen as Secretary of Health and Human Services.  More importantly, he is apparently go to be Mr. Obama’s ‘Health Czar’.


As far as I can tell, he has no health care experience what so ever.  I believe he was chairman of the finance committee.  But as for health care, no idea what his expertise is.

Daschle also has numerous connections with lobbyists.  Daschle is billed as a “special public policy advisor” in the Washington office of the lobbying firm Alston Bird, though he is technically not a federally registered lobbyist. But his wife, Linda Daschle, is a registered lobbyist at the powerful firm Baker Donelson, which does have some health clients.

So much for limiting lobbyists…

Additionally, Ted Kennedy has asked Hillary Clinton to chair the new health care initiative in the senate.  Is this an option so that she can politely say no to SecState…



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