Thursday, November 15, 2012

Learning from Petraeus

Attorney Michael P. Maslanka notes some lessons from the Petraeus scandal. An excerpt:

There were no weasel words, no lawyer-like equivocations, no nuanced meanings, no contingent sentences (“If I hurt anyone I am sorry. . . .”), just a simple, declarative sentiment: I did wrong. It’s a lesson for other execs. And speaking of simple, declarative sentences, I was raised as a Catholic and occasionally re-read The Act of Contrition: “I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.”

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