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Author: PeterRabit Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1933585  
Subject: Re: "C'mon man" Date: 12/15/2011 7:51 PM
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.....I just want Obama to make a decision, and then man up to it, if things don't go well, rather than blaming everyone else for anything that he does that goes wrong. I don't care if the prez is wrong on something because nobody is perfect, but I just can't stand the fact that he won't man up to anything. That makes him a wuss in my book. - Carol


WASHINGTON — President Obama uttered three words on Thursday that many of his 43 predecessors twisted themselves into knots trying with varying degrees of success to avoid: “I was wrong.”

He strode into the East Room to mount a robust defense of his handling of the largest oil spill in American history, reassuring the nation that he was in charge and would do “whatever is necessary” to stop and clean up the BP leak in the Gulf of Mexico. But by the time he walked out an hour later, he had balanced that with a fairly unusual presidential self-critique.

He was wrong, he said, to assume that oil companies were prepared for the worst as he tried to expand offshore drilling. His team did not move with “sufficient urgency” to reform regulation of the industry. In dealing with BP, his administration “should have pushed them sooner” to provide images of the leak, and “it took too long for us” to measure the size of the spill.

“In case you’re wondering who’s responsible, I take responsibility,” Mr. Obama said as he concluded the news conference.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/28/us/28obama.html?hp


Carol, I challenge you to find a similar statement from George W. Bush.

Peter
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