Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SOTU preview

From James Taranto's column in the Wall Street Journal:

Obama to Take Responsibility
Wait, wasn't he supposed to have done that a year ago?

...Obama has faced some political adversity of late, and the New York Times reports on how he plans to respond:

When Mr. Obama presents his first State of the Union address on Wednesday evening, aides said he would accept responsibility, though not necessarily blame, for failing to deliver swiftly on some of the changes he promised a year ago. But he will not, aides said, accede to criticism that his priorities are out of step with the nation's.

So according to his aides, the president of the United States will not say, "I am to blame. My priorities are out of step with the nation's." We're going to go out on a limb and predict that no U.S. president will ever utter these words. That his aides feel compelled to say so, however, is evidence that the words are true.

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