Mr. Carl Webb's apology
By Charles Edwardson
May 09, 2007
Mr. Webb, like the rest of the school board, is in a thankless
position. They all put themselves in the line of fire of public
scrutiny and are under a great deal of pressure for all of our
They are in hours of meetings and constantly protecting themselves
and answering to the public. This sort of pressure can wear a
Mr. Webb showed a lapse in judgment and acted irresponsibly,
but unlike many of us he owned up to his lapse of judgment and
apologized and accepted responsibility for his actions. He did
not try to justify his actions, or rationalize his thought process.
He did not do anything dishonest. Quite the contrary he probably
made a very honest gesture we all understand. A gesture many
of us who may have had a very tough day on occasion, might feel
like making several times a day to many different people for
many different reasons. Usually we fight the urge but not always
(I definitely could not cast the first stone).
Mr Webb just forgot for a regrettable moment the magnitude of
his position and for a fleeting moment expressed himself inappropriately
at the wrong time.
But he did not lie, cheat, or steal, or participate in questionable
closed door meetings, or group up privately with one or two of
his constituents to organize a flip you off coupe de ta , he
did not even try to shrug it off as a misunderstanding. He simply
accepted his action as wrong and will learn from it I am sure.
I would appreciate any one else on the school board who might
have possibly showed a lapse of judgment recently to swallow
their pride also and own up to it as Mr Webb has.
This is only my opinion and
not a sermon on ethics. Opinions are like... any way everyone
has one and this is mine.
I support Mr Webb and will support him again.
Received May 09, 2007 - Published May 09, 2007
About: "Life long resident
and father of four. Prone to mistakes and expressing my opinion
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