Excuse me, I was just starting to write, but I realize I need a large glass of scotch.
I’ll be right back.
Okay, I think that’s about a triple shot. I should be okay. Now I can handle this story.
Children, BTW, don’t do this at home.
Not at my home, anyway. I’ll get in trouble.
President Obama said today in an interview with a local Washington DC radio station that as presidents go, “Harry Truman said the buck stops with you.” Meaning he thinks this applies to him.
THIS FROM THE MAN WHO BLAMES GEORGE W. BUSH FOR THE ECONOMY EVEN AFTER BUSH HAS BEEN LIVING IN DALLAS DOING NOTHING FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS.
Obama was using the Truman quote to suggest that Mitt Romney is responsible for what went on at Bain Capital, even if he was CEO in name only and not involved in operations.
From the pool report filed from southern Virginia, where Obama is campaigning instead of working:
President Barack Obama tells ABC7’s Scott Thuman that GOP challenger Mitt Romney should answer questions about Bain Capital and his time there. Here’s a transcript of the interview.
SCOTT THUMAN: What about Bain Capital? It’s a big issue for the past 24 hours right now. Mitt Romney’s campaign says he left in ’99, yours says it’s 2000, there’s a significant difference, is he being dishonest with the American public?
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Well, here’s what I know, we were just talking about responsibility and as president of the United States, it’s pretty clear to me that I’m responsible for folks who are working in the federal government and you know, Harry Truman said the buck stops with you
Now, my understanding is the Mr. Romney attested to the FCC, multiple times, that he was the chairman, CEO and president of Bain Capital and I think most Americans figure if you are the chairman, CEO and president of a company that you are responsible for what that company does.
Ultimately Mr. Romney, I think, is going to have to answer those questions, uh because if he aspires to being president one of the things you learn is, you are ultimately responsible for the conduct of your operations, but again that’s probably a question that he’s going to have to answer and I think that’s a legitimate part of the campaign.
SCOTT THUMAN: And you think he should answer that soon?
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Yeah, absolutely.
I think I’ll chase this thing with a beer.