I see Barack Obama has admitted a mistake about his choice for Health Secertary Tom Daschle, basically telling a TV interview "I screwed up". Refreshing to get a mea culpa, however, for some strange reason I justr can't help thinking of the infamous Blair moment about Bernie Ecclestone when he said he was "a pretty straight sort of guy" on TV.
If you listen to elements of Obama's speeches there is a distinctive Blairite/Clintonite Third Way tone about them. His books too could easily have been written by Blair as well. No surprise then that when he cocks up he would say "OK I cocked up" in the hope of spiking the story.
Update: Great minds clearly think alike as Paul Waugh at the Evening Standard has made a similar obsevration.