Revealing Character, or Lack Thereof.
It seems that in any Democrat congressional leader's discussion of the financial crisis is a required divestment of any responsibility of any Democrat for the mess. Their interpretation of the responsibility for the problem seems to coincide with the 2001 inauguration of George Bush, or with the rise of the GOP leglislative power in 1995 (but abruptly ending with the recovery of that power by Democrats in 2007).
One can easily excuse this revisionism as typical politics. But this excuse debases the justified anger that Americans feel toward the extraordinary negligence demonstrated by our government leaders, in both Congress and the White House, of both Republicans and Democrats. It demonstrates a lack of character, a clear lack of comprehension of the essentials of politcal leadership.
In other words, ladies and gentlemen, cut the crap and own the problem, and maybe history will bestow a scintilla of honor upon you.