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How big of a deal is Tom Daschle's decision to bow out as the nominee for the head of Health and Human Services? Depends who you ask.
So it seems like it might depend on when to ask as well.
Regardless, with Daschle's departure, along with Nancy Killefer's withdrawal for tax reasons too (she was to be the nation's first chief performance officer), the talking heads were buzzing Tuesday night over the implications.
Hair on fire
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow thinks it's no big deal. She pooh-poohed the issue, asking, "Why is everyone's hair on fire about Tom Daschle?"
"So Tom Daschle had to withdraw as a nominee as well as that other person who was going to be in that job that doesn't exist now," she said referencing Killefer.
"This is obviously the end of the world!" Maddow said, feigning outrage.
Remember those people?