Wednesday, February 4, 2009

We've Waited Eight Years For This

It took eight years, but the President finally admitted a mistake. "I’ve got to own up to my mistake... I think I messed up. I screwed up," he said. Only this wasn't President Bush admitting a big mistake, like starting an illegal war -- it was President Obama admitting that he messed up in nominating Tom Daschle to head up HHS, despite his problems with taxes.

In television interviews, Obama was candid. "The most important thing, from my perspective, is making sure that the American people understand we don't have two sets of rules here, that everybody has responsibilities. In this situation, I take responsibility for it ...I'm here on television saying I screwed up and that's part of the era of responsibility, is not never making mistakes; it's owning up to them and trying to make sure you never repeat them and that's what we intend to do."

So, less than two weeks into his term and Obama has already been able to do something Bush couldn't do in eight years.

Yes, I know the snarks will come out of the woodwork and say Bush apologized for this or that, but there's a whole difference in attitude and I like it. This President knows he works for us.


Anonymous said...

Well said. It's refreshing to see someone with a spine. For all the Obama mania, people are now wondering if he'll put his money where his mouth is. I'm willing to bet he will. Tricky, the burden of expectation.