Daschle and Healthcare Reform
This won't be political (OK it will, how could it not be, but not in the partisan way). The bottom line is that Tom Daschle's withdrawal as proposed leader for Health and Human Services is a significant blow to healthcare reform. I don't disagree with the withdrawal. It was necessary to maintain the ideals of government i.e. the futile but necessary attempt to hold the institution of government to a higher standard than the individuals that populate it. Still, everything I've heard over the past couple of months in relation to why healthcare reform would be 'different this time' revolved around a strong and impassioned leader of HHS as embodied in Daschle.
That's gone now, and the agenda will indeed lag for it.
Community Analyst Team