A quick thought on Tom Daschle and others

I guess vetting can only tell you so much. Still, it really shocks me as odd that Obama's folks have been blindsided by this. It isn't an unknowable. Same with Bill Richardson. Really weird. 

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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