According to Josh Marshall (TPM), that’s the theme of Bush’s campaign ads.
If you look at the TV ads the president just unveiled today, you quickly see a main — probably the main — theme of his reelection campaign: it’s not my fault.
Yes, there are all sort of bad things going on. The economy’s been rough. The deficit is deepening. Job growth is barely registering. There’s all sorts of chaos on the interenational stage. But it’s not my fault. When I got here there was a recession already, which I didn’t have anything to do with. That’s was Clinton’s fault. And the same with all the corporate scandals. And then Osama bin Laden got involved and that wasn’t my fault either. So if there’s anything that’s bad now it’s not because of anything I did. It’s because of 9/11. And if it’s not because of 9/11 then it was already broken when I got here. So don’t blame me.
That reminds me of when Sam was a puppy, someone got him a little doggie t-shirt that read “I DIDN’T DO IT” on the back. He wore it once and then promptly ripped it to shreds. Which means that even my dog wouldn’t buy Bush’s pitch.