A tearful [Ohio governor] Taft pleaded no contest Aug. 18 to misdemeanor charges. After vowing earlier not to tolerate ethics violations in his administration, he said he had failed to live up to his own standards and public expectations.
“I am disappointed in myself,” said Taft, the son and grandson of U.S. senators and the great-grandson of President William Howard Taft. “I just want to say there are no words to express the deep remorse that I feel over the embarrassment I have caused.”
(I know it’s not fair.)