Daschle’s lobbying activities distressed Ward Three Washingtonians, who thought he was just a wonkish ex-senator devoted to health care and then discovered he was privileged enough to have to pay $128,000 in back taxes.
Had more time passed, they might have discovered more about his lobbying for the ethanol industry. Sunday’s New York Times says he “sold policy advice” to the Renewable Fuels Association. The Association is profiled in this month’s CRC Organization Trends. Daschle vigorously defends the corn-based ethanol industry against critics in this 2007 article in Foreign Affairs.