May 07, 2004

Mistakes were made

The pundits made a big deal about Bush hemming and hawing in a press conference a couple of weeks ago where he was asked to name a mistake he had made in his tenure in the oval office.

It is a little boggling that he didn't come prepared for one of the most overused questions in the history of job interviews. But then he probably hasn't ever had to interview for a job.

Anyway, the Center for American Progress has provided a handy crib sheet for Mr. Bush in case he has to answer that question in the future.

100 Mistakes for the President to Choose From

You can hardly be president of the United States without making some mistakes, I'll grant that, but this list is pretty damning. And none of them is trivial. There's no "shouldn't have slept with that intern" minor transgressions here, instead these are all botched decisions with real costs for the American people.

The folks who came up with the list might not have had too many job interviews either because none of these could be construed as the positive negative that is the ideal answer to the "what are your weaknesses" question. Bush will have to come up with one of those on his own.

Posted by jeffy at May 7, 2004 03:25 PM
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