"I'm here on television saying I screwed up and that's part of the era of responsibility," Obama said to NBC News.
About 24 hours before this, however, Obama "absolutely" stood by Tom Daschle.
The White House said that Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer both withdrew on their own, that they weren't pushed out.
So why can't a news organization ask the obvious question: Exactly what mistake did you make, Mr. President?
Apparently the mistake wasn't picking nominees with tax problems--because he didn't ask them to withdraw. It sounds like he believes his mistake was picking people who were unwilling to fight for their nomination.