"Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government," Bush said at joint White House news conference with the president of Iraq.
"To the extent the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility," Bush said.
Forgive me for being a bit incredulous. The man's approval ratings are falling. He has no other move in his bag o' PR tricks but to do what he should have been doing all along: Making himself accountable for his mistakes and the mistakes of his administration. So why not do it with Hurricane Katrina? The "enemy" is Mother Nature, and of course, you can't stop her when she's on a rampage.
Let's see him take this "accountability phase" he's in and transfer it to our nation's other blunder, the war in Iraq. Or whatever we're calling it these days.
Then, I'll be semi-impressed.