ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER
Jennifer Senior in The New York Times Book Review, discussing Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta's Hillary Clinton book:
Gerth and Van Natta do point out in their introduction that Hillary's stubborn refusals to admit she might have made a mistake repeatedly get her into trouble. Her world seems a lot like Bushworld in this way, they shrewdly note....
Is that really Hillary's problem -- that she stubbornly refuses to admit she might have made a mistake? Maybe. I don't know.
But that's not Bush's problem. Bush's problem is that he never recognizes that he's made a mistake.
This is true even though he's made the worst mistake in the history of the presidency -- the war with Iraq, a horrible idea executed horribly -- and quite a few runners-up.
Hillary, I'm sure, knows when something she's done hasn't worked; Bush just waits for history to prove that everyone on the planet is wrong and he's right. The two of them aren't the same at all in that regard.