The president unloads his burdens on a puzzled nation

President Bush continued Friday to accept responsibility for government missteps in what some see as a “flood of culpability.” After two days of shouldering the responsibility for the federal government’s subpar response to Hurricane Katrina, Bush also said he was taking the rap for Sherman’s March to the Sea, the Great Chicago Fire and the Hindenburg Disaster.

“He’s never admitted blame nor taken responsibility for anything in his life. It’s like New Orleans, once the flood gates are open there’s no stopping him,” a top White House official said on the condition of anonymity. “I think he’s bound and determined to take responsibility for all the ills of this country.”

White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters at their daily briefing that the president was considering other government failures for which he could hold himself accountable. However, McClellan said the president stopped short of claiming responsibility for Gen. Sherman’s “bed hair” in the above photograph.

Not to be outdone, Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, D-La., announced she accepts responsibility for the great 1927 Louisiana flood, the assassination of politician Huey P. Long, a poor crawfish market in 1956 and the potholes on Hwy. 190 outside of Ville Platte.

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