under cover of the MEA CULPA
, striking her breast so vigorously that everybody, even the lady with the red cushion, turned round toward her.
But we have heard no mea culpas
for the coup, which uprooted us and scattered us all across the non-occupied part of the island, or even abroad," he told the gathering organised by refugees from Dikomo, the village from which the former president hails.
If the first was this limp acknowledgement, then we can look forward to a string of these soft mea culpas
-- a series of some length judging from the number of catastrophic mistakes Obama has made throughout his presidency.
The only thing left for DK to fulfill his mea culpas
is a book tour and then a shot at "Dancing With The Stars.
Both monstrous episodes fully deserved official mea culpas
yet the terrible wrongs occurred before he was PM.
I'm not sure how many mea culpas
are enough when it comes to his racist outburst during his drink-driving arrest back in 2006, but with regards to the name calling, I'd say pot, kettle, black, Mel Gibson.
When the predictable firestorm hits, the offenders backpedal fast, say their mea culpas
and declare they're not racist.
But which liberalism: the ragtag package of nostrums, slogans, and mea culpas
snatched from the wreckage of McGovernism and tended unto this day by the most feckless of the Kennedys; the egalitarian liberalism whose contemporary theorist of greatest renown is philosopher John Rawls; or the etymologically ancestral liberalism predicated on respect for the liberty of individuals to lead their lives according to their own lights?
Their highly visible mea culpas
on this score have become regular, predictable media events.
What we're looking for is evidence and investigative leads, not institutional mea culpas