Mayor Bob Filner Steals the Spotlight From Anthony Weiner

Who could possibly pull the media spotlight away from Let-Us-Deal-With-This-Privately-Anthony-Weiner who is running for Mayor of New York City? It’s the self-destructing sitting mayor of San Diego, Bob Filner. Seven women have come forward accusing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of what has been described as “truly reprehensible” behavior including groping and sexually charged remarks. Mayor […]

Weineragate: Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Apology. My Rating: 2 (out of 5) Stars

Anthony Wiener is in hot water. He sabotaged himself by sexting first privately then publicly. Next, he LIED to cover it up. Wikipedia provides this bio: Anthony David Weiner (born September 4, 1964) is the U.S. Representative for New York’s 9th congressional district. Weiner is a Democrat, and has held the office since 1999. He […]

Levi Johnston’s apology to the Palin Family: 1.5 out of 5 Stars

On Tuesday, Levi Johnston offered a public apology to the Palin family.  This public apology, he said, followed a private apology that he gave to Todd and Sarah Palin.  Johnston offered the public apology via an interview with People Magazine. About his words: Here are the Five Languages of Apology that Gary Chapman and I […]

Fergie is Sorry: Sarah Ferguson receives 2 (out of 5) stars.

Sarah Ferguson has landed in hot water of her own making.  She was exposed (some would say entrapped) by an undercover media setup trying to peddle access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew. ABC news writes: What’s the running price for a few minutes with the Prince Andrew, Duke of York? Apparently 500,000 pounds — or […]

Apology Rewind

Washington Post columnist Kevin Huffman has graded public apologies from 2009, which he has called “The year of the apology.”  Nice work, Kevin! Do you agree with his grades?

Politics Means Always Having to Say You’re Sorry: John Edwards 3.5 Stars (out of 5)

I borrowed today’s title from this classic op.ed. by Stanley Fish about apologies. Kevin Huffman of the Washington Post is blogging about John Edward’s apology and admission that he is the father of Rielle Hunter’s 1-year-old daughter.  Edwards wrote in a statement, “It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and […]

The Worst Apology of 2009: O (out of 5 Stars) by U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx to the Wyoming Mother of Slain Matthew Shepard

In May 2009, a North Carolina newspaper reported that U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx wrote a letter of apology to the mother of Matthew Shepard, a gay young man whose name is on a bill adding sexual orientation to federal hate-crimes legislation. Foxx was interveiwed by WXII, a local television station, after withdrawing the word “hoax”, […]