The Talking Lion

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Um. What? No way...

George Bush has taken responsibility for something in his life ever:
WASHINGTON -President Bush said Tuesday that "I take responsibility" for failures in dealing with Hurricane Katrina and said the disaster raised broader questions about the government's ability to respond to natural disasters as well as terror attacks.

"Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government," Bush said at joint White House news conference with the president of
Iraq.

"To the extent the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility," Bush said.

Wow. I can't help but remain cynical in my belief that this is a new tactic to nip the growing inertia of reform in the bud by denying it its fuel: righteous anger at a classless, blame-anyone-but-us administration. But as Ross (ThisSpaceForRent) said today:
I am at the very least willing to admit that it's heartening to see something resembling assumption of responsibility coming from this adminstration, even if I remain convinced that nothing will change. No matter how appropriate (or inappropriate... 'what went right' anyone?) this is, it does not change the fact that Bush constantly fucks up and constantly fucks up even worse on the rebound. No matter how he handles it from this point onward, he should not have been in charge in the first place, and he should not find himself or his party rewarded for it next year.

And that about nails how I feel about the whole affair. If something real happens as a result of this, if for example he is so shamed by his failure that he resigns, I'll have a completely different opinion of the man.

Oh, wishful thinking...

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