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Obama: “I Screwed Up”

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Robert Gibbs, Obama’s press secretary, says this about the withdrawl of Tom Daschle as the nominee for secretary of health and human services after it was revealed that he failed to pay hundreds of thousands in taxes:

Obama’s response, to his credit: “I screwed up”.

My inconvenient question: If Daschle’s nomination was a screw up, why wasn’t also the nomination of Timothy Geithner, who also had to pay back taxes, as treasury secretary? He was recently confirmed. If Obama thinks the Daschle pick was a screw up, does he think that of the Geithner pick as well? I can only assume so, considering if any nominee deserved scrutiny for tax issues, it should be the guy who will head up the IRS. So what is he going to do about it?

Written by Mike

February 3, 2009 at 10:08 pm