In the past week I’ve heard two guys say they “take full responsibility” for the wrong they committed.
The first was a Catholic bishop who allowed a child abuser to retain his position in the church.
The second was Anthony Wiener.
In both cases, neither took voluntary action to correct the respective situations when they were originally presented. Wiener even went so far as to lie and make false accusations on others to displace blame.
Neither have taken voluntary action — like resigning — to demonstrate that they did “take full responsibility.” Wiener specifically said he would not take such action.
I’m left wondering what exactly “taking full responsibility” means. Apparently admission of committing a wrong and hoping the heat dies down is the full extent of the meaning.