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September 23, 2004


Herb Ely

First, an apology of my own. I put the link to Rabbi Boteach's article behind his name. If I had put it at the end, people might have read his whole column. I will add it at the bottom of my post. James and Brian are correct. Of course, he apologized only after the world knew he was wrong. Compared to Kobe Bryant and Bill Clinton, he did a pretty good job of it. I don't think it helps to inquire into his motives.


That wasn't as much an apology as a grudging admission that obstinate denial wasn't working.

James Joyner

It would have helped if Rather had come forward with the mea culpa more quickly, rather than stonewalling and casting aspersions at his accusters for a couple weeks first. And for what does apologizing get one off the hook? How significant must a transgression be before an apology is insufficient?

An interesting question.

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