Thursday, January 08, 2009

Accountability Vs. Blame

What is with the politicians in our state and in our country? They’ve once again started with the rhetoric around “finger pointing” and “blame” and “not looking backward” to avoid the real issue... accountability. As if wanting accountability BEFORE moving forward is a waste of time and energy.

Sara Gelser doesn’t want to “blame” the people who irresponsibly blew most of the money set aside for our children’s education. Barack Obama doesn’t want to “look backward” at the mistakes his shiny new cabinet members have made. Including Admiral Dennis Blair and his lying to congress. Oops! I guess that’s “finger pointing”, isn’t it?

Unless we learn from our mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them. And unless we learn from other’s mistakes we are doomed to allowing them to make the same mistakes again. That is why accountability exists.

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