Yet Another Appointee with Tax Problems
Capricia Penavic Marshall, President Obama’s nominee for chief of protocol at State (an ambassadorial position) failed to file taxes in 2005 and 2006. She filed late in November, citing various excuses that are ever-so-slightly plausible.
Marshall joins Timothy Geithner, Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer, and others. (And eventually-to-be Senator Al Franken got a jump on all of them.) [UPDATE: It’s noteworthy, as explained later in the article, that, unlike the other figures, Marshall was actually owed $37,259 in refunds!]
Previously, I wondered whether Democratic politicos are especially prone to tax issues, the Obama vetting process is simply bad, or some combination.
But Obama’s not a slow learner. After so many instances, there has to be method to this madness. Perhaps this is his plan for ending the budget deficit?
As an aside, in hindsight, this is clearly a post he should have filled earlier, what with the various DVD, iPod, and reset button gaffes.