Friday, July 24, 2009

Being President...

...means never having to say you're sorry.
In an odd mix of Carter (naivete) and Clinton (act on poll data) President Obama spoke out again about the Skip Gates affair.

His response is even better than the favorite political apology of recent decades: "Mistakes were made."

I believe Obama has created an even better non-apology. The new phrase of choice will be: "I could have calibrated those words differently."

What's that supposed to mean?

I'll tell you. It means he's an egomaniac (not the first politician with that diagnosis) who has trouble saying, "I fouled up. I should never have said the police acted stupidly. From what I know now the police acted correctly and Mr. Gates was wrong to escalate the situation."

So, use his response as a yardstick for his other answers on more important matters. He would rather proceed as though he were right than admit he is wrong.

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