That sorry seems to be the hardest word
That's an excerpt from an Elton John song entitled Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word, and it could be food for thought for Mayor Bratina this week, as he reflects upon the comments made by former Mayor Fred Eisenberger to The Hamilton Spectator.
Upon review of Mr. Eisenberger's comments, and while focusing on the comments that Mayor Bratina made that are the most indefensible, it is clear that the Mayor ought to issue a sincere apology to Mr. Eisenberger. Belittling the former Mayor's employment position and mocking the organization that the former Mayor heads, was in bad form.
This is not a Bratina vs. Eisenberger thing for us. We'd have made the identical comments if it were Eisenberger who made the comments. This is also not a slam against Mayor Bratina. People make mistakes; it's what happens next that counts.
Sorry is a difficult word to say and mean, but it is also a powerful word and when said sincerely, demonstrates that we can rise beyond our mistakes and be humbled by them.