Joe Biden’s pick to head the Office of Management and Budget has withdrawn her name in the face of stiff opposition. In all the coverage that I have been reading about her nomination in the mainstream media, attention has focused entirely on her supposedly ‘toxic’ tweets. For Republicans to be upset over mean tweets is of course rich, given that their hero Donald Trump was an utterly vicious tweeter.
But what is noticeable is that nowhere in the coverage did I see any mention of what should have been the real obstacle to her nomination, which is her awful record as head of the Center of American Progress and that silence says a lot about the corrupt bipartisan politics in the US.
Tanden will likely end up in some other Biden administration post because she is a strong Democratic partisan and prolific fundraiser even from unsavory sources and money talks.