- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Well, finally: For the first time in four years, I’m proud of my president. For the first time in four years, he didn’t blame President George W. Bush, those “clinging to their guns and their religion,” the Tea Party or the myriad of other “miscreants” for the miserable March job figures and the half-million more Americans who left the workforce in despair. President Obama, I’m proud to say, owned up and completely accepted responsibility. He blamed the disastrous results on sequestration which, of course, was his very own idea.

DAVID F. HIESTAND

Langley, Wash.