David Kirkpatrick

December 11, 2008

Daschle to be named Secretary of Health and Human Services

This comes in a presser later today.

From the link:

Barack Obama will be holding a press conference in Chicago on Thursday. And it’s safe bet that most of the political world will be watching to hear Obama give his first extended remarks about the Rod Blagojevich scandal.

But Obama will be making news of another sort, too: He will, according to transition sources, make official the appointment of former Senator Tom Daschle as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. And while that’s not exactly news–sources had fingered Daschle as the likely nominee some time ago–Obama’s broader statements about health care will be.

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