"The buck stops with my unnamed staffer."
Mayor Michael Bloomberg just said that, or something like that. See how easy it is to deflect criticism?
As you all know by now, Barack Obama's administration decided to update some old photos by having a photo op of a fake Air Force One against the Statue of Liberty. Yeah, they coulda just used Photoshop and saved hundreds of thousands of dollars. But they used actual planes flying low over New York City.
People in New York and New Jersey panicked, fearing another 9/11. Barack Obama said that he didn't personally know, but a military person on the White House staff went on the record and took the blame.