This week Speaker Jim Black apologized for mistakes in judgment. His statement didnât solve all his problems, but it gave him some badly needed political breathing room.
But thatâs nothing compared with the deluge of apologies that has come out of the Bush White House lately. The Bushies so far have apologized for:
· Going to war in Iraq on flawed intelligence;
· Being asleep at the switch when Katrina hit;
· Opposing John McCainâs ban on torture. (By the way, what kind of fool tries to debate John McCain about torture, anyway? Dick Cheney, apparently.)
As I said in this space yesterday, in politics as in life, a little apology goes a long way.