I have to say that it is really refreshing to have someone in power say "Oops, my bad." I don't think it shows weakness, I think it shows strength and that you have confidence in yourslef that you can learn from your mistakes. For 8 years I waited for George Bush just once to say that he may have made a mistake...about anything...even what was served at a state dinner...anything!
The ability to admit and learn from mistakes is something I very much want to instill in my children and I'm not sure how I do that well if the leader of our country isn't able to. So thank you to Barack Obama for being human. I know he's going to make mistakes. I don't care if he makes mistakes. I want him to take responsibility and learn. It's the way I've tried to live my life, both personally and professionally.
Now, more than ever, I have decisions to make everyday. If I didn't know that I could say, "my bad." I might be too terrified to make any decision. And when making decisions I've recently learned to listen to my gut instincts. They may seem wrong at first but not in hindsight.
Fortunately my decisions are much smaller scale than President Obama's and the pressure on me is self-imposed.