Part of being a grown-up is taking responsibility. President Bush ran on a re-election campaign that heavily emphasized he would make the country safer from disaster than his opponent.
Will anyone in his administration take responsibility for failing to do that this week?
Just once, I'd like to see someone in the Bush White House say directly "I made a mistake," rather than the passive statement "mistakes were made."
The presidency has come a long way since "the buck stops here" leadership of Harry S Truman. Most of it downhill.
I should say I don't believe Rogers would rather complain than solve a problem, and he's done more than many to help Katrina survivors, but I guess I don't see how anyone is helped by Bush saying one thing or another. Then again, if it helps liberals chill the f%ck out while we sort out this disaster then by all means, George, hit them with an apology. We can spend all of 2006 pointing fingers for all I care, but let's keep our eyes on the ball for now.