Friday, June 12, 2009
The Contrite Chipmunk
Hazel Blears has never heard of the dictum "Never apologise, never explain". Her words of apology for the way she handled her resignation this morning are, I am sure, spoken from the heart, but the effect they will have is to ensure that she never again returns to frontline politics. It's a bit like Stauffenberg apologising for putting the briefcase under the Fuehrer's table in 1944. The bomb went off and he emerged damaged but able to carry on. Stauffenberg lost his life, Blears has lost her career.