Well, since Obama is an academic, I can see where he gets his penchant for blaming everyone but himself for problems. I was sent a file a couple of months ago and used it in a pretty important report. Turns out that the file wasn't actually the right one although it went out to quite a few people other than myself. So the email I get with the correct file attached says "Somehow our files got crossed, here's the correct one." *chirp chirp smile*
To which I replied (cc'ing the boss) "Here is the file that you sent to me and the rest of the world on XX date stating that it was the final version. I'm also attaching your newest version since the one that you sent on XX date and was used in REALLY BIG REPORT was not the correct version." (This person had not cc'd the boss on the corrected version).
Now this was not my mistake and the implication of 'files crossing' chapped my ass. Hopefully I was clear enough in my response that the boss (who is a dim bulb on stuff like this) will even understand.
I gotta find a new job.