Nancy Killefer – Obama’s Curvin Richards
Alex’ post on Nancy Killefer ‘withdrawing’ from an Obama administration post after becoming the umpteenth (well, third) prominent nominee to have “tax issues” reminds me of former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson’s firing of backup running back Curvin Richards after a second fumble in one game.
Had Emmitt Smith committed such an infraction — or Troy Aikman or Michael Irvin or any of a handful of star players (Leon Lett comes to mind) — they’d have not suffered the same fate. But, alas, ol’ Curvin was much more expendable and cutting him sent a message about accountability.
We’ve already established that Timothy Geitner is Mr. Indispensible. My guess is Tom Daschle is at least a Leon Lett. [*] Nancy Killefer? Not so much.
*UPDATE: Guess not – Daschle Withdraws as HHS Nominee