“I take responsibility” is basically Hillary Clinton’s line on what happened in Libya.
Okay, that sounds like what politicians typically say when things go awry, even in an extremely tragic way.
I’d just like to ask a few questions…just a little food for thought?
What if a politician were working for a fast food restaurant, and didn’t properly cook the food or handle the food, and someone became deathly ill. Would the worker be able to say, “I take full responsibility” and still be working there the next day?
What if someone was supposed to be at work at 8 am and didn’t show up until 12 pm, or maybe didn’t show up at all, and did this three or four days in a row. Could the worker say, “I take full responsibility”, and just keep the job and keep going on “business as usual”?
What if an employee worked at, say, an electronics store and engineered something where he and his buddies stole a few TVs or high end electronics, and he came to work a few days later and said, “I take full responsibility”? Do you think just saying those words would end it?
Why is it when politicians mess up in a mighty way, do they get to say, “I take responsibility” or “I take full responsibility” and nothing happens?
With Hillary Clinton, will this be the end of it? Will the phrase, “I take responsibility” be the phrase that ends this chapter on Libya?
Hopefully there will be some sort of twinge of conscience collectively in Washington, D.C., that will require some accountability on Hillary’s part. Hopefully, DC collectively does not give this a pass. At some point, politicians need to be held accountable for their actions, just as private citizens. Why do we have to wait for an election or a change of players in DC, before one bad player can be removed legally?
If average-Joe-citizen is on the job, and really, royally messes up, that generally is it. It’s out the door for Joe. The top brass at the company usually don’t say, well, let’s wait for the next couple of pay periods before we fire you.
Yet, when it comes to Washington, D.C. well… I guess politicians may have a certain amount of comfort in feeling that they won’t be removed before their term is up no matter what they do. Why not? Why do they get a pass for major transgressions?
If private citizens have to perform well week to week to retain their jobs, why are the requirements so lax in DC?
Will, “I take responsibility” be the end of this? Or will it be the beginning of a big house cleaning?
Only DC knows for sure.