President Obama’s “apology” for the fact that many people will not be able to keep existing health care plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act, have many people wondering why President George W. Bush never had to apologize for the War in Iraq. That question came on Friday’s Morning Joe, with Meet The Press host David Gregory offering up an interesting theory on why Bush never said the words “I’m sorry.”
“Would George W. Bush ever have used the words ‘I’m sorry?’ host Joe Scarborough asked Nicolle Wallace, who served as communications chief in the Bush White House. While she said she couldn’t answer that question, Wallace said she was “very impressed” that Obama used them and thinks it will allow him to “turn the page” on Obamacare.
An eager David Gregory jumped into the fray next, with an unequivocal answer on the question of Bush’s personal humility. “President Bush deliberately did not apologize for things,” he said, “and that’s because advisers around him, including those there, felt that the press corps would jump on that and down his throat in a way that he couldn’t recover from. So, especially on the war he was very careful on that line.”
Gregory added that Obama was “careful as well” in his apology and is still trying to “fight” his way out of the Obamacare troubles.
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