I remember when Bush said that Bill Clinton was responsible for the conflicts in the Middle east as “he raised expectations”. Miraculously, he was told how stupid that was, so he blamed Ari Fleischer for it.

Only to personally blurt it again.

I learned that its the difference between leaders and petulant egomaniacs who grab power: the ability to take responsibility for their actions, possible mistakes.

So, in the midst of all the adulation I was happy to see Politico do this piece: Obama vs his staff

as this is just one more reason Obama is Jr.Jr to me.

Several examples are given. few of them, are related to blaming Clinton

When confronted about a campaign memo during the primary that criticized Clinton’s ties to India, referring to her as “D-Punjab,” Obama called it “a screw-up on the part of our research team” and said “it was stupid and caustic.”

And when the late Tim Russert asked Obama at a Las Vegas debate about his campaign’s efforts to push the storyline that Team Clinton was stoking racial tensions, Obama said “our supporters, our staff, get overzealous. They start saying things that I would not say.”

And we know, that just like Bush, he eventually blurted those things himself, again, after denouncing them on the campaign trail.

And then it was this eerie reminder:

And at the Las Vegas debate, Obama said he relies on his staff to neutralize his disorganization, which he said was his greatest weakness.

“I ask my staff never to hand me paper until two seconds before I need it, because I will lose it,” he said, drawing laughter from the audience. “I’ve got to have somebody around me who is keeping track of that stuff. And that’s not trivial; I need to have good people in place who can make sure that systems run. That’s what I’ve always done, and that’s why we run not only a good campaign but a good U.S. Senate office.”

I could think of many other examples beyond the many quoted in the article.  the famous “bitter” remark was not just an accusation of racism, but in fact blaming voters for not being his. The list is endless, and it’s a big reason I will never vote for this candidate. 8 years of this style was enough.

So excuse me if I don’t buy the meme that McCain is the third term of Bush. The shoe is on the other foot.