One of the more annoying moments of President Obama's Q&A with George Stephanopoulos came when the president said, "If there's one thing that I regret this year is that we were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values." In other words, I admit I am not perfect. I made a mistake. And that mistake was working too hard at actually getting things done, "dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us," and that I didn't take the time to explain how what we were doing was for the good of the American people. Because we were so busy "getting stuff done."
It's like the annoying job applicant who, when asked to name a personal flaw, replies, "My greatest flaw is probably that I work too much."