June 28, 2005
DICK DURBIN SHOULD TAKE NOTES
Blogson Peter of Shakey Pete's Shootin' Shack told the story of a Soldier wounded in Iraq, but he blew a few details.
Ok, more than a few, and not just details.
But Peter apologized for it. Here are some key phrases:
Any stupidity involved rests right behind this keyboard.
I make no excuse.
I should have known better. Indeed I do know better,
The bottom line? I screwed the pooch. I could go on with why but it would really only be lame excuses.
I hope everyone involved will accept my profound apologies.
I only point this out because I think it's instructive to see the difference between the apology of someone who actually means it (Peter) and the apology of someone who's only trying to avoid the consequences of getting caught. Like... say... Dick Durbin:
I sincerely regret if what I said causes anybody to misunderstand my true feelings.
I'm sorry if anything that I said caused any offense or pain to those who have such bitter memories of the Holocaust,
I'm also sorry if anything I said in any way cast a negative light on our fine men and women in the military
Word of advice, Dick - the word "if" has no place in a sincere apology.
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