Wednesday, November 11, 2009

So what' wrong with this response?

From Steve Terrel's Roundhouse Roundup, link,

” Denish’s chief of staff Josh Rosen wrote in a statement to reporters. “If a mistake was made, or even the perception is questionable, Lt. Governor Denish believes reimbursing the state is the responsible thing to do. That’s the high bar she has set and it’s the way she does business.”
What's wrong with the response
"If a mistake was made, or even the perception is questionable ..."

(except for the syntactical nonsense of the second half),

no admission of the error is made, only of "the possibility" of an error being made.

For the life of me, I can't understand why these people can't just say;
We made a mistake. We apologize for our mistake, we will
rectify the mistake, and we will try like hell to make sure it
doesn't happen again.
"If a mistake was made ..." Give me a break.

Why not just step up?

photo Mark Bralley

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