The Closet Moderate: Rose-colored taxes

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Rose-colored taxes

I'm not going to write much about Secretary of Health and Human Services nominee Tom Daschle's tax problem. It's not much different than that of any other politician who thought he was out of politics for good and started grabbing with both hands to make up for a life of careful law-abidance. It's objectionable, but I'm sure most career politicians behave the same way when they get sweet lobbyist gigs.

What is more objectionable, and more unusual, is those crazy specs. To wit:

It's like Sally Jessy Raphael and Harry Potter had a kid, and that kid became a bland Washington lobbyist instead of a cool wizard with a talk show. He may have sold out, but he retained one memento of his Hollywood-Hogwarts upbringing -- those wacky spectacles. That, and the invisibility cloak he hid his income under.

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