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Oh pulleaze! I just heard that President Bush in accepting the resignation of Alberto Gonzales said that his friend’s name was dragged through the mud for political reasons. Yes…that’s exactly right. But Mr. President…the political reasons started with the politically-motivated shenanigans in your very own office.

When will you stop passing the buck? When will you stop placing the blame for your own administration’s considerable mistakes on others?

It would be so refreshing to see you stand up and say:

“Boy did we screw up! Let’s see what we can do to make this right. Hey…I have an idea. Let’s try working together for a change, with each person, no matter what party, rolling up his or her sleeves and accepting responsibility not only for what s/he did, but for finding lasting non-political solutions. I don’t care who started it, let’s end all this non-productive bullshit NOW.”

Just a momentary fantasy. Sadly, right now the miasma of blame on all sides is so thick it feels like no one can get beyond it. But oh how I like to imagine they can.

Remember President Harry S. Truman? He had a sign on his desk that said “The buck stops here!” If only President Bush would just start to give a buck about the rest of us.