Bush Still Refuses to Admit Ever Making An Error As President

This post, written by Amanda Terkel, originally appeared on Think Progress

Yesterday, President Bush sat down for an approximately 30-minute interview with Fox Business Channel. Toward the end of the interview, host David Asman asked Bush, "What do you think, looking back, your greatest hit was? Where you really hit one out of the park. And what do you think your greatest error was?"

Bush replied, "Success, there's been a lot." But he refused to reveal his greatest error, instead saying that he was disappointed Congress blocked his Social Security plan:
BUSH: Well, I would rather go disappointments, rather than errors. The disappointment is not getting a Social Security package, Social Security reform, because that truly is the big deficit issue. I'm sorry it didn't happen. I laid out a plan to make it happen -- to enable it to happen. I was the first president to have addressed it as specifically as I did. I wish Congress wasn't so risk-averse on the issue.
Watch the video to your right

Self-reflection and admitting mistakes aren't strengths of Bush administration officials. In April 2004, Bush famously froze when asked to name the biggest mistake of his presidency. "I wish you would have given me this written question ahead of time, so I could plan for it," he told the reporter. "Maybe I'm not as quick on my feet as I should be in coming up with one."
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