the president taking the blame for everything?
September 7, 2010 4:30am CST
I hope this doesn't mean that he'd always take the blame if ever something like the past hostage-taking happens again, which would embarrasingly mean that our authorities never really did learned their lesson.
• United States
7 Sep 10
I have a simple way to look at this for leaders in general, regardless if they're presidents, prime ministers, dictators, etc. I don't think that any would miss a chance to take full credit for everything if they could, so I don't really feel bad that they take full blame for everything either. A lot comes with the position. A whole lot of it is good. I think negative criticism and wanting to blame everything on a president is just one of those things you have to shrug your shoulders at. Thin-skinned people don't do well in the world at large as it is, much less in political office or as any type of celebrity. I played football in my younger days, trying to follow in my father's footsteps as a quarterback. He told me once that, "I think you're good - strong arm and quick on your feet. But a lot of people think you stink. Live with that and you can get better."