It's refreshing, then, that Barack Obama is honest enough to admit his mistakes and accept responsibility.
Here's how our friends at Think Progress summed up the difference between the two men:
President Obama said last night that he had “screwed up” with his nominees who withdrew over tax issues yesterday. “I've got to own up to my mistake, which is that ultimately it’s important for this administration to send a message that there aren’t two sets of rules,” said Obama. Andrew Sullivan notes that “it has taken Obama two weeks to say something that George W. Bush couldn't manage to say in eight years.”