First, there was the Illinois Governor attempting to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat. Then, Governor Bill Richardson resigned as the nominee for Secretary of Commerce over irregularities in New Mexico. Now, a third scandal has rocked the Obama Presidency before he has even been sworn into the office.
Housing Secretary Nominee Ernie Keebler (Obama called him "The first cracker I'm putting in my cabinet" in a previous story) has renounced his position after it came out that he had been seen "packing the fudge" with several little people (term used as dwarves and midgets are not considered politically correct anymore). These activities were said to take place in the open amidst the trees.
Keebler admitted in a press conference that he had spent many nights packing the fudge with the guys, but thought that this should have nothing to do with his nomination (Keebler is not married, but has admitted to "getting a little sugar on the side"). Due to the negative publicity, however, he will step aside to remove any hint of wrongdoing from the new administration.
Obama initially had selected Keebler as his living in a hollow tree was seen as a new and creative way to increase housing and help the homeless find alternative living opportunities.