President Obama sounded a grace note today after Scott Brown's election. Sorta.
He said Congress should not jam through a health care bill before Brown is seated.
Then he added, "Here's my assessment of just not the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office. People are angry and they are frustrated. Not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but because of what's happened over the last eight years."
The last eight years? If Obama's assessment of the electorate's anger and frustration was accurate, Massachusetts voters would have voted in Martha Coakley. But his assessment was wrong. Which is why the voters elected Scott Brown.
Obama seems unable to mention a problem without blaming George W. Bush for it.
It was just the other day Obama said that the buck stopped with him. It sounded good when he said it.
But what he seems to have meant was, the buck stops here, for a moment, until I figure out how best to pass it along to Bush.