On the World Newser blog, Charlie Gibson writes about his interview with Pres. Obama this afternoon. The discussion began with the news of the day, the withdrawal of two of his appointees, including Tom Daschle as head of HHS.
We said, “Was it an embarrassing day, Mr. President, for this administration?” And he said yes, this is an embarrassment. And he takes responsibility for it. He’s the one who, in his inaugural speech, talked about an era of responsibility, saying there can’t be two sets of rules for the people in Washington and for the people back home who pay their taxes. Nonetheless, it is an embarrassment for the administration.
Gibson’s interview with the President…and Williams’ and Couric’s and Wallace’s and Cooper’s can be seen tonight on their respective networks.
> More, from Brian Williams’ interview:
Williams: You lost two nominees, two appointments today. Did that make you angry, I imagine?
Obama: Oh it made me angry and disappointed and it’s something I have to take responsibility for.