Always Apologize, Never Explain

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According to several news outlets, Rep. Cynthia McKinney

The “apology” consists of a couple of expressions of “regret,” and ends: “I apologize.” Not “I apologize to the police officer I demonized,” not “I apologize to the American people for wasting valuable time in the people’s House,” not “I apologize for being wrong.”

It reminds me of a little kid caught stealing a candy bar from a store, with his mother making him face the clerk, trying to pry an apology out of him: “I’m sorry.” “Sorry for what?” “For stealing.” “For stealing what?” I wish a member of the House had risen to do the same for McKinney: “You’re sorry for what? Sorry for hitting a cop?”

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