Just today President Bush was brave enough to accept full responsibility for the mismanagement in the New Orleans disaster. Personally I have high regard for a person who is willing to accept his failures in public speaks a lot about his moral values, that said I feel this disaster has brought forth probably the only positive aspect to this idiotic presidency. Bush could have literally sat on the side and let the press and the federal agencies play pointy-finger-blame-game for a lot longer but the writing was on the wall from day one that his head was on the chopping board and was only a matter of time before the axe fell across to him.
This proactive acceptance could literally mean political suicide, though I feel this move would have caught his oppositon by surprise who were gearing in for the long haul. Politically Bush had very little to loose, one thing was sure his advisor asked him to conceed defeat openly than be dragged though a messy debate and hurt the Americans even more. This move on one hand will naturally hit his popularity numbers but it also does help the republican party pundits with enough time to rebuild the party image well before next years mid-term elections. My hats goes off to you Mr. Bush for at least admitting your mistake (are you by any chance going to accept the mistake of Iraq invasion?), now lets see how things transpire from here
“Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government and to the extent the federal government didn’t fully do its job right, I take responsibility,” — George Bush —CNN.com
What’s your take on this confession?