UPDATE and BUMP: It’s even worse than it sounds. Ed Whelan notes the chronology: On June 5, the Obama campaign floated the possibility of Daschle as HHS Secretary. Then, sometime during June, Daschle told his staff that “something made him think that the car service might be taxable and he disclosed the arrangement to his accountant.” Coincidence? This doesn’t even pass the laugh test. Even then, Daschle didn’t actually pay his taxes until January 2, over three weeks after he was nominated on December 11.