For that to happen, four conditions must be met:
1) The tax cheat must be both a powerful Democrat and a Washington influence peddler.
2) He must be in good graces with “fighters for the little guy” such as Dem Sens. Kerry, Schumer, Leahy and Kennedy. ( If he’s their former Senate colleague, that’s a bonus.)
3) At least one “senior political analyst” must be quoted as saying things like: “[o]ne cannot underestimate how widely admired” the tax cheat is in Washington and “He's got a lot of support in this White House, starting with the president."
4) A liberal/leftist news organization must be willing to call what the tax cheat did a “tax quandary.”
All four required conditions come together in the middle of this CNN “news report”
Shortly after news of the tax quandary broke, a number of Democratic senators released statements expressing their support for Daschle, including Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts, Charles Schumer of New York, Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts. In their opinions, Daschle identified the problem and corrected it.I just now came upon CNN’s description of Daschle’s tax cheating amounting to over $125,000 thousand a “tax quandary.”
Daschle's supporters said that given his record of three decades of public service, he was still the right man for the job.
"One cannot underestimate how widely admired Tom Daschle is in Washington for his integrity, for his public service. And many, many Democrats look to him as one of the favorite people. He's got a lot of support in this White House, starting with the president," said David Gergen, a senior political analyst for CNN.
Even allowing that CNN is a fiercely pro-Dem outfit, I’m shocked and can’t think of anything to say now beyond that.
But I wanted to share what I found with you ASAP because I’m sure most of you haven’t read this recent example of CNN’s tanking for Dems.
I’ll say more in a day or two about CNN and what it calls I’ll Daschle’s “tax quandary.”
What do you think?
Here's one more link to the CNN piece.