Something unusual and good in Washington this week: one government executive looks at a troubled program and says--yes, my fault! When was the last time you heard that?
The troubled program is what the Washington Post called "the government's problem-plagued health care web site" under the new health care program. There, at a Congressional hearing, came the attacks. There, for the administration, sat Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius, who spoke the magic words.
The site has been "a miserably frustrating experience for way too many Americans," she said. "Hold me accountable for the debacle. I'm responsible."
They ought to carve those words in granite and put them up somewhere. A corridor in the Capitol? The White House lawn?