Monday, February 20, 2006

Sad

A propos of the Dick Cheney shooting debacle, Krugman today:
"Officials in this administration never take responsibility for their actions. When something goes wrong, it's always someone else's fault.

Was it always like this? I don't want to romanticize our political history, but I don't think so. Think of Dwight Eisenhower, who wrote a letter before D-Day accepting the blame if the landings failed. His modern equivalent would probably insist that the landings were a 'catastrophic success,' then try to lay the blame for their failure on the editorial page of The New York Times.