Here’s a typical exchange.
Russert: “Did you make mistakes?”
Public Official: “Tim, I’m not going to that. We did the best we could. The [insert name of other guy] didn’t…”
Here’s a typical exchange in my house:
Parent: “What was your part in this?”
Kid: “Well, he….”
Parent: [interrupting] “I’m talking about YOU.”
It’s not so much the Blame Game. It’s a lack of personal responsibility. I wish somebody would say, “This is what I did.” The President needs to remember that step one is admitting that you have a problem.
How can you have a role in fixing a problem if you don’t admit your role in it?
Hope my kids get this message, but it looks like it will preclude them from a career in politics.