Chicago – Hard To Say I’m Sorry

Yes, this is a #1 Billboard hit ballad from 1982, an ostensible love song with a narrator seeking to make amends to a disappointed lover. Politicians typically have trouble accepting responsibility for their own mistakes and lapses of good judgement.

“Stonewalling” is a common communications tactic that denies, denies, denies responsibility, until accountability is forced. This encourages media speculation not based on evidence, and heightens our cynicism of politics, even if many times in our personal lives we also try to avoid having our feet held to any fires we started.

In these ways, politics remains a quintessentially human activity conducted by fallible people.


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