I've been both amazed and appalled at the things some people throw in their recycling bins.
I'm not defending the practice of snagging, but I don't really see much difference in how a fish is caught as it generally dies afterward, regardless. So long as an angler doesn't exceed the legal limit, does it really matter all that much how he catches the fish?
What seems to be lost in the discussion is that this vehicle wasn't free. Taxpayers paid megabucks for this one and all the rest. Yet, they have more than enough and they can give them away to cities and counties for "free".
Eurekan wrote, " if you give a sincere apology right away, you earn some respect for being forthcoming and the story doesn't become about your inability to apologize or admit mistakes. "
He apologized at least once. People haven't accepted it. Oh, well. Move on.
CindyLu wrote, "A heartfelt apology, rather than one that was coerced, could have gone a long way in resolving this issue".
I'm not so sure it would. This is ending up more like the Bill Clinton Zippergate affair. Time after time people were saying Clinton didn't apologize, or wasn't sincere enough in apologizing. It got ridiculous. He'd try once, then again, but the pundits wouldn't accept it.
Clinton: "I'm sorry".
Pundits: "That's not good enough"
Clinton: "I'm really sorry"
Pundits: "You don't seen sincere"
Clinton: "I'm really, really sorry".
Pundits: "Doesn't sound like you mean it".
Clinton: "I'm really, REALLY sorry."
And so it went, and all I was thinking was DROP IT!
"In all fairness "stand up guy" is the intellectual creation of the Charleroi Mail of Charleroi Pennsylvania and first appeared in its April 1935 edition.".
And most U.S. Presidents give speeches written by someone else.
"What is most disturbing about this situation to me and to many people is that neither Dan nor his supporters seem to get is that this is not just about plagiarism. Because of Dans inability to acknowledge that he did something wrong in a fulsome manner with no provisos/exceptions he left people not only feeling slapped but he also made it quite clear that he did not get the gravity of what he did. ".
Kinda like Bill Clinton in Zippergate (whom I kinda defended) who said he was sorry but people didn't thing he apologized enough?
Johnson was caught in an embarrassing situation. He apologized and it should have been dropped. It would have been dropped had he been any number of other people.
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