For how long can the blame game go on?
There is no shortage of things that don't go as planned. Service providers miss appointments, airlines and trains overbook, and keys are removed from lock boxes. Someone drops the ball and an innocent takes the arrow for the misstep. In business I was taught to not shift the blame, even if the fault for the miss was not mine. A client does not really care who screwed up, just fix the problem.
So that's what I try to do.
In politics, there is a different set of guidelines. Humorous evidence is shown below from an opinion blog. Although this is from a blog, one hears statements from the administration taking this tact whenever a problem is discussed.
I guess President Bush has almost two more years of being blamed for national problems.
As long as there are people I guess, that's how long the blame game can go on.