I'm Sorry

October 07, 2006 by susan

by susan lenfestey

It's too beautiful a day in Minnesota -- temps in high 70's, blue sky, breezy -- to stay inside and write. So I thought I'd just go Republican and say, I'm sorry. Reynolds is sorry, Hastert is sorry, Bush is sorry -- for Hastert. They're all sorry for the pages, sort of.

No word yet on when they'll say sorry for Iraq, Katrina, wiretaps, torture, you know the litany. Waiting to see how the "sorry" strategy pans out on this one. If it clears the gaseous Mark Foley fog and its finger-pointing aftermath out of the capital, I bet we'll see a lot of contrition before the mid-terms. This being America and the media's obsession with sex, I don't think they're going to be that lucky.

Riding my bike today I got this old Brenda Lee song stuck in my head, "I'm sorry, so sorry, Please accept my apology . . ."

And then, Elton John. "It's sad, so sad, It's a sad, sad situation
And it's getting more and more absurd. It's sad, so sad . . .
Oh it seems to me that sorry seems to be the hardest word."

So I thought we should collect a whole song book of sorry songs to send along to the GOP. Put them in the comment space below, or send to us using the contact form. Thanks. And I'm sorry about this beautiful day. A Republican sort of sorry.

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