“We tend to think right away about resignation, and falling on your sword, and doing the humble thing,” said Mr. Lee Crowley. “I think that’s terribly important and we don’t do enough of it, but I think there’s an intermediate step, which is the apology. I think we’ve completely lost the art of the apology.” One reason, he said, is a “macho” distaste for the perceived weakness of contrition, and so instead the electorate gets what […] Crowley calls “weasel” apologies, in which the audience is blamed for taking offence.
From: Brean, Joseph. “Considering the scandals plaguing multiple levels of government, it seems accountability as a virtue is on the wane.” National Post. Postmedia Network Inc., 24 May 2013. Web. 25 May 2013.