Team Obama just can’t seem to set its starting line-up. Nominees, potential nominees, and rumored nominees continue to drop like flies.
Annette Nazareth, a former commissioner with the SEC, made “a personal decision” and pulled her name from consideration to be Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s top aide.
Then, in a huge blow to TV viewers around the world, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, said he no longer wanted to be considered for the Surgeon General job because of “personal reasons.”
Seems to us that “personal reasons” has now become Liberalese for “I haven’t paid my taxes for the last seven years?”
UPDATE: Now a third potential member of Obama’s team has bailed. Caroline Atkinson, nominee for undersecretary of international affairs, has also withdrawn from consideration.