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.

You can watch President Obama’s admission in the following video:

The full transcript of Katie Couric’s interview with President Obama is available here.

I appreciate it when a man can admit he made a mistake. Nevertheless, Obama is still sending the wrong signal about tax cheats. Even though Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer were thrown under the bus for their tax issues, tax cheat Timothy Geithner is still Treasury Secretary.