It's hard to call it an innocent mistake when you apply for, and receive, reimbursement for the taxes you forgot to pay. I mean, asking for reimbursement sort of indicates you acknowledge their existence, yes?
Yes, Geithner is a tax cheat, and yes, it's a little surreal to put a tax cheat in charge of the IRS, and the largest distribution of taxpayer money in history, but here's something else to think about:
GOP opponents of Geithner should "think this through," said Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah., a member of the Senate Finance Committee that's considering his nomination. "They're not going to get anybody better than him from this administration for treasury secretary."