When did going to therapy become a form of public apology? I am (at this point) referring to the San Francisco mayor who was recently outted about having an affair with a married woman. I have no idea if he is married or not, that is beside the point. The point is, he was caught and now he is checking himself into rehab. This isn't the newest idea in the world. Remember a few weeks ago, the Miss USA (or some such silly title like that), was caught drinking, and she was underage. Instead of having her title taken away, she went to rehab. Rehab makes everything better. Rehab earns a person oodles of forgiveness. Rehab is the new confessional. With rehab nobody ever has to face up to the true consequences of what they have done.
I can see it now... a 5 year old sneaks a cookie for dinner and gets caught. "I'm really sorry mommy, I need rehab." Our kids are learning some valuable lessons.
I mean really - I have been no angel in my life, but if I am ever confronted I will just say I need rehab. That will fix everything.