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February 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Obama’s nominees

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Former Sen. Tom Daschle, President Obama’s choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services, speaks to the media after a closed session meeting with the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill, Monday. Daschle withrew his nomination.

Sending a tax message

Editor, The Times:

You would think with the withdrawal of two Obama nominees [“Obama: ‘I screwed up’ on nominees,” Times, page one, Feb. 4], it would send a message: The tax code is too complicated.

Want more tax dollars? Simplify how you collect it.

— Earl Gipson, SeaTac

No skeletons attached

I’d just like to say to Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer: What part of “If you have skeletons in your closet, don’t bother to apply” did you not understand? You were not helping President Obama. You were helping yourselves.

Is there no honest person in Washington, D.C., nowadays?

— Ellen Blackstone, Seattle

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