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Monday, March 22, 2010

Hollow Apologies



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Ok, so he apologized. But I have a sneaking suspicion it was only because he was going to get told on and the punishment would have been worse.

I guess it's better to ask for forgiveness that to crawl back under your rock and deny it, but hey, I'm sorry, these people MORESO than the celebrities we exalt need to be held accountable for their antics. Yelling "baby killer" on the House floor? Talk about politically incorrect. What is this, a sports event complete with hecklers? If you're going to heckle, man-up and say "Yeah it was me. Now what?" Do it like they did in the old days. when you disrespected someone you did it to their face and there were consequences; duels, penalties or even a good ole fashioned debate of the facts. This numbnut instead chose to yell and hide only to emerge later at the prodding I'm sure of his colleagues. The point is, in this day and age where this is seen as obscene and uncouth, it's ok if you apologize. Um no. If you want to be the moral and professional pillar you pretend to be, then be it. You can't have your cake and eat it too buddy.

If I have to be held accountable by the rules and decorum that govern society and our nation at large, then all must watch their tongues and be held accountable.

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