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  1. MT says

    Someone should point out to him how Caroline Kennedy was crucified for saying “you know” too much. (Yes, I’m being sarcastic. I still feel bad for her)

  2. WillnDurhamNC says

    For God’s sake let the man have a cigarette. I realize I’m in the Tobacco Belt – literally up the hill from renovated tobacco warehouses that are now upscale condos – but this guy has a lot on is plate. If he needs a moment to himself to take a drag every once in a while then I hope he takes it. That’s one drag we’ll all get a buzz from.

  3. alex in Boston says

    This is BULL CRAP! I appreciate that OBAMA wants to admit fault BUT it’s not his alone!
    He needs to review and clean out his personnel/vetting team! Secondly, anyone he nominates for a post MUST decline if they know they have an issue which will detract from the OBAMA admin…. we have seen 4 candidates for various positions stepping down…None of those 4 should have even accepted or put forth their names knowing they have issues… Even Timothy Geithner himself should have stepped aside!! If you knew how easy it is to (at the minimum)learn about a persons’ tax status you would be pissed as i am pissed (I was a senior member of a State Tax department) it sucks to have the knowledge and then to see the W.H. fudge it all up! Dam!!!!!!!!!

  4. alex in Boston says

    This is BULL CRAP! I appreciate that OBAMA wants to admit fault BUT it’s not his alone!
    He needs to review and clean out his personnel/vetting team! Secondly, anyone he nominates for a post MUST decline if they know they have an issue which will detract from the OBAMA admin…. we have seen 4 candidates for various positions stepping down…None of those 4 should have even accepted or put forth their names knowing they have issues… Even Timothy Geithner himself should have stepped aside!! If you knew how easy it is to (at the minimum)learn about a persons’ tax status you would be pissed as i am pissed (I was a senior member of a State Tax department) it sucks to have the knowledge and then to see the W.H. fudge it all up! Dam!!!!!!!!!

  5. Jimmyboyo says

    Alex in Boston

    Good points

    – clean out the vetting team (easy)

    – rely on the better pats of human nature in each nominee to decline due to the skeletons in their closets (hard….good luck on this one)

    The silver lining in this mess, and it is a mess, is that Obama at least is smart enough/ politically savvy enough to realize how refreshing “the buck stops here” is for america.

    I would prefer that it is because he is good , but I ‘ll take politically savvy / smart over nothing. He is at least the latter preferably the former but definitely the later.

    Great move on the public acknowledgment of the mistake and apologizing.

  6. Jimmyboyo says

    PS

    willdurhamnc

    LOL Have you seen the latest cover of MAD magazine?

    It is Obama’s first 100 minutes and he has like 10 cigerates in his mouth as he sweats looking at newspapers about our 2 wars, files on the crap economy, etc.

  7. crispy says

    Jimmyboyo, did you read the NY Times article about Obama passing out cookies to congressmen he’d invited to the White House to watch the Super Bowl?

    I swooned a little.

  8. dk says

    Um, seems to me that Obama is apologizing for getting caught. It would be a departure from the Bush years if he would apologize for picking a health care advisor who seems beholden to health insurance money. That’s what I would hope for from a Democratic president.

  9. dk says

    Um, seems to me that Obama is apologizing for getting caught. It would be a departure from the Bush years if he would apologize for picking a health care advisor who seems beholden to health insurance money. That’s what I would hope for from a Democratic president.

  10. Goodtimes says

    This is such bullsh*t. He doesn’t want the people to think there are double standards? Then why didn’t he speak up when it was discovered that Tim Geitner hadn’t paid income taxes for four years? If you recall, he’s been confirmed as Treasury Secretary. Geitner didn’t pay his taxes so can I stop paying mine, Pres. Obama, if you don’t want double standard?

  11. Jimmyboyo says

    daveyNYC

    Not everyone

    :-)

    I would have preferred Hillary as VP (said so many times on this site) as vs Biden in the spot, uit oh well. Jimmyboyo god emperor of the world hasn’t happened yet.

    Goodtimes

    Geitner is quite a different matter in that the majority of IMF workers also committed the same mistake due to the complications inherent in filing as an independent contractor. When the majority of your coworkers committed the same mistake then their is something wrong with the system and not the person.

    Daschel though was a flat out scoundrel and lobbyist whore. I didn’t like him for sec of HHS from the beginning due to his and his wife’s lobbyist ties)

  12. Jimmyboyo says

    Daveynyc

    2016

    hmmmmm

    Well, if the world ran according to my will I would have biden retire at the first term and Obama brings on Hillary as VP.

    The next 4 yrs proving to each other they can work well together though more so to show their hard core supporters that they can work well together.

    Then Hillary runs 2016 as head of the ticket.

    She did joke today though that she sometimes forgets that she even ran for the presidency. State dept might in the end stimulate her abilities in such a way that she never wants to run again.

    We will see

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