Sirota: Applauding a former drug warrior’s contrition

Public figures like Gupta who admit their errors can end up being far more trustworthy than those who never admit to being wrong.

COLORADO: Whether it is the impeached Bill Clinton leaving office with solid approval ratings or the once-disgraced Eliot Spitzer now surging in New York City electoral polls, there is ample evidence that America forgives public figures for their transgressions. And yet, contrition is not exactly common on the public stage.

Sirota: Applauding a former drug warrior’s contrition

Public figures like Gupta who admit their errors can end up being far more trustworthy than those who never admit to being wrong.

COLORADO: Whether it is the impeached Bill Clinton leaving office with solid approval ratings or the once-disgraced Eliot Spitzer now surging in New York City electoral polls, there is ample evidence that America forgives public figures for their transgressions. And yet, contrition is not exactly common on the public stage.