Today, listening to the radio, many of the news reports contained lots of “analysis” of the AIG distraction. This “analysis” blended in to a general discussion of the faults of the current Administration, including a large number of unfilled positions at the Treasury Department.

At one point, I clicked on to a new station in the middle of a report

“…the 13 owe more than $220 million in back taxes between them.”

My first thought was that $20 million in unpaid taxes may be an obstacle to confirmation…, but after listening for a few more seconds I realized that the numbers referred to corporation who had received bailout money.

Nonetheless, only 60 or so days into the Obama Administration it was plausible that the President would nominate someone to high office who owed $20 million in taxes. 

After all, in the Presidents own words (reportedly), he won.


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