Sic transit gloria Daschle.

Breaking: Daschle has withdrawn for HHS.  More as we get it.

UPDATE (Dan McLaughlin):  To elaborate on the subtitle:  Senatorial courtesy would never have allowed this to happen if the Obama folks hadn’t already burned political capital dragging Geithner across the finish line (and if there hadn’t been so many others, from Charlie Rangel to Nancy Killefer).  Pop quiz:  who do we know in the rest of Obama’s Cabinet who is interested in health care reform?