For those of you who read my blog, my absence was due to technical problems, which have been fixed for the time being. I am awaiting my backup files to arrive.
Writing a daily blog has it's short comings, when events change hour to hour amongst the pundits and political activists.
Daschle's demise was probably devastating to Tom, since he had been an ardent supporter of Obama in his quest for the Presidency. A " suitable " replacement will be found quickly.
Daschle did have the unique perspective of political expediency and healthcare knowledge to guide healthcare policy through the maze of the legislative process. This is a real set back in terms of 'trust' and the workings of the congress. The new secretary of HHS will have to start at the gate.