Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Nancy Killefer withdraws her candidacy to be the first chief performance officer
And for a familiar reason, failing to pay taxes This is the third nominee to crop up with tax trouble. Who's vetting these people, anyway? Is Rahm Emanuel's staff not competent enough to catch these glaring skeletons, or do they not consider them a big deal- do they believe, as most of Washington seems to, in the Leona Helmsly doctrine, "We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes"? Whatever the case, Rahm needs to fire somebody now, while President Obama is still riding the wave of goodwill; they won't be able to afford this kind of thing later when the going gets rough.