Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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When I lived in Arizona...a long time ago -- our then-governor Evan Mecham offered a half-hearted apology for publicly referring to African-Americans as "pickaninnies". In his "apology" he said he didn't know it was wrong, since that's what "everyone" called them when he was growing up. (Heck, racists were using the N word back then, too, why not just use that?) And that was a crap apology for something he actually did.
Young or old, Mecham was still a clueless, paranoid, racist buffoon. And that would be the nicest thing you could say about him.
So I say to cmitch's governor, more power to him.
Siding with Jilly here, it's just an apology, an expression of regret, sort of akin to when a friend tells you their dad just died. You say you're sorry not as an expression of guilt or acceptance of blame for the event, but rather as a show of sympathy, empathy and support. What's so wrong with that?
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. (Winston Churchill)