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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

§ I Am Music and I Pick the Songs: Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

{Song #36 « Song #37 » Song #38}

§ ≡ One of an ongoing series of posts in which I pick, in my not-so-humble opinion, the best songs of the second millennium. Feel free to offer constructive dissenting opinions; preferably set to music.

{link » Just say sorry}
“It's better, obviously, if the president didn't intend the disparagement than if he did. But his remark was disparaging whatever he intended and that is why the apology is necessary. So it should be that he regrets what he said and apologizes for it, without more ado. That makes it clear the White House understands there was an insult in the remark, irrespective of the president's state of mind in uttering it.”
 — Norman Geras
I have posted here on several occasions about the general erosion of personal accountability in our society. The concept that one is responsible for the transgressions one didn't intend is so completely foreign to our collective psyche, it is not surprising our American-Idol-in-Chief is oblivious to it. "Mistakes" are not what they used to be, and "sorry seems to be the hardest word".

Song #3 is Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word sung by Elton John.

Post #678 § I Am Music and I Pick the Songs: Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

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