I'm seeing a bit of snarky commentary around the Interweb that since three of President Obama's nominees to high positions have turned out to have problems with getting their taxes paid, maybe it's a "party" thing. As in, Democrats don't pay their taxes and Republicans do.
Well, it doesn't take much Googling to find a bunch of Republicans who have had their problems with tax evasion. One such name is the Idiot Who Won't Go Away, Samuel Wurzelbacher, otherwise known as "Joe the Plumber". When John McCain, whose campaign basically consisted of saying false things and elevating know-nothings from obscurity to prominence (see "Palin, Sarah"), thrust Wurzelbacher into the limelight, our plumber friend was having a bit of tax trouble in Ohio.
Of course, clearly the "We always pay our taxes, unlike those tax cheatin' Democrats" Party, when learning of Joey Drano's tax problems, promptly shunted off to Tax Evader Purgatory, never to be heard from again, right? Errrr...nope. But that's OK, because Joe's keen insight into the stimulus package clearly outweighs his little tax kerfuffle, right?