. . . but when a politician, celebrity, sports figure or church leader says, "I take full responsibility for my actions" I think what they really mean is, "I am admitting to absolutely nothing and will argue ever single point you raise to defend my 'honor.'"
I'll go to my grave thinking that if any of these folks would just once say, "Yep. I did it. Everything you've heard is true. I was an idiot!" the positive reaction would be so overwhelming they'd probably not only save their jobs but would become the most respected individuals in the country.
Larry Craig though, not so much . . .
Then again, maybe it's just me . . .