On Accepting Responsibility
From a wonderful book called "The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast", a discussion between hornet and wasp:
Invitations were sent to the Hornet and Wasp
On condition they laid by their stings
"They might as well ask us," protested the Wasp
"To fly to the ball without wings."
"I hate you," the Hornet replied
"But for once what you say does seem perfectly true
I'll never go stingless as long as I live,
and if I get a chance, I'll sting you."
Those who stick to their principles stick to their stings,
and those who have guns will take aim.
But after they've stung, or after they've shot,
What they never will take is the blame.
For the jolly right wing radio hosts, columnists, and pundits--They've done so much for their fellow people. However, this is no time for recriminations.