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Obama: "I Messed Up" On Daschle


During his second week in the Oval Office, Pres. Barack Obama speaks with Katie Couric about his economic stimulus package and the Tom Daschle tax debacle.

OBAMA: I made a judgment that he was the best person possible for the job. I was very eager to make sure that we can deliver on a commitment that I have to deliver healthcare for the American people. I think I messed up. I screwed up in not recognizing the perception that even though this is an honest mistake, I believe, on Tom's part, that, you know, ordinary people are out there paying taxes every day and whether it's an intentional mistake or not, it was sending the wrong signal. So again, this was something that was my fault. I continue to consider Tom Daschle an outstanding public servant, uh, and what we're going to do now is make sure we get somebody confirmed and start moving forward

CBS News: Obama On Daschle: "I Messed Up"

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