Saturday, October 18, 2003

You think You're Sorry

Now you can make the all-American fashion statement.

Henceforth, I am going to try to keep track of the fake "apologies" issued by people. The recent non-apologies by Schwarzenegger, Limbaugh, Rumsfled, et alia have convinced me that "I'm sorry" has entered the meaningless area of language inhabited by "ironic", "compassionate" and "conservative", "mega", etc.

America has turned into a nation of five year olds where saying "I'm sorry" is supposed to fix things. But like most five year olds forced to apologize for their behavior, these cads don't really mean it.

It's time to say: apologies are not enough. Some behavior can and should disqualify you from grace, favor, and power.

The apology: America's Ritalin.

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