Saturday, October 27, 2007
New Rule -- Jane Mack
New Rule. If you're a prissy, moralistic, schoolmarm like Jane Mack who assails a popular local actress's reputation with an over the top criticism on a trivial matter, you don't get to expunge history like Bush ala Scooter Libby by deleting the comment that created the shitstorm in the first place and made you look like an ass. (See the now blank space at comment two.) There is this new mechanism in place for screw ups, and they're called apologies. When you screw up publicly, you get to apologize publicly. John McNamara did it for Vietnam, Clinton did it for Monica Lewinsky, though the dude who invented karaoke is still holding out with defiance. But if you're not sorry, and you really do pride yourself on being a self righteous liberal who feels it's OK to tell a theater teacher in one of the most difficult schools imaginable how they should be doing their job, embrace that status and don't play the phony like John Kerry in hunting gear by trying to hide your statement just because "approved" liberals in the theater community thought you were being a jerk.