Joe Queenan brilliantly summed up the absurdity of Ponzi scammer Bernard Madoff’s courtroom “apology” in the LA Times. Madoff admitted he had “deeply hurt many, many, people” and said “I cannot adequately express how sorry I am for what I have done.” The writer pointed out that Madoff couldn’t be THAT sorry because genuine contrition requires RESTITUTION. Madoff made NO effort to help the government locate any of the 60 billion dollars he allegedly stole, and REFUSES to identify his confederates. His vapid apology translates to: “I regret the distress I’ve caused, but I’m keeping the money. And leave my wife out of this.”
Let’s face it, most public apologies like his are just another insult to his victims.

Posted by Janet on March 17, 2009

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  1. By Moshe
    On March 18, 2009 at

    Janet Charlton’s site has been so bad lately,,,has she lost money with Madoff and can’t afford decent internet services?

  2. By gerard Vandenberg
    On March 18, 2009 at


  3. By Anonymous
    On March 18, 2009 at

    The bulk of that money is sitting safely in banks in Tel Aviv and Geneva. The fact that Madoff has not yet been reunited with it is the only mildly surprising plot turn in this melodrama the SEC and other arms of our corrupt-to-the-core government have been putting on for the rest of us.

  4. By Anonymous
    On March 18, 2009 at

    People like Madoff destroy society and peoples’ lives and then just offer an apology. They are corrupt and disgusting but no one is willing to do anything about them.

  5. By Sebastian Stoker
    On March 18, 2009 at

    This is guy embodies everything that is wrong with society. People have no conscience, no morals, no shame.Yeah, people like Madoff and the AIG CEO, are rotten on a grand scale, and have lost or stolen huge sums of money, and ruined many people’s lives. But most offices are rife with the same types of corruption, on a smaller scale. I would bet dollars to donuts that many of the people who get so enraged about the Madoff types are pulling all sorts of stunts in their own workplace.

  6. By Anonymous
    On March 18, 2009 at

    You have a right to appolgize for wrong doing but ask the right question.. who is he working for., and how many banks and loan and savings financial institutions were in on it. Soros and the one world system liberals who are so wealthy only they know about this plan that has been in the works since the ninties and includes all democrat presidents especially O. Include Reid, the crimials that O hired to help him steal from the USA and Biden and Peloski and you got your real crooks. During the campaign Biden bragged the O would handle a major crisis soon after taking office.. he’s such a sneaky snitch. Carter is mucking around in the white house now with Gore dreaming of ways of stripping us of all freedom and money.

  7. By Anonymous
    On March 18, 2009 at

    The Dems and OBAMMA are spending us into oblivion.

  8. By Anonymous
    On March 18, 2009 at

    Forget madoff, our taxpayer dollars in the stimulus money was sent to FOREIGN BANKS.

  9. By Miss E
    On March 18, 2009 at

    You should all read the story about him in the new issue of VANITY FAIR. His lack of conscience is absolutely chilling. And he broke the cardinal rule…don’t rip off other Jews, just the goyim! As they said in the article, he finished off what Hitler started. Incredible.

  10. By Anonymous
    On March 18, 2009 at

    Some of you seem to have a problem with living here in the United States of Goldman Sachs.

  11. By Anonymous
    On March 18, 2009 at

    The expression, ‘you can’t cheat an honest man,” comes to mind. The “victims” of his multi-level scam should have been alerted by the higher rate of returns he was promising, relative to the rest of the market. As to the fact that some believed he could be trusted because he is a fellow jew? Well that’s just a comic bonus! No stereotypes to see here, folks! Please keep moving along…

  12. By Anonymous
    On March 18, 2009 at

    Bernie Madoff should be sentenced to life babysitting Octomom’s kids.

  13. By Anonymous
    On March 18, 2009 at

    People are even more about what our govt is doing and the media is complicit, Madoff is just a distraction .

  14. By Moshe
    On March 19, 2009 at

    Jew on Jew crime.

  15. By Anonymous
    On March 19, 2009 at

    ^^^^ We’re hoping it’s a trend.

  16. By anonymous
    On March 19, 2009 at

    He’s sorry alright, sorry he got caught. When power people have personality disorders (narcissism) they do NOT feel sorry. And sadly, many corporate heads and politicians have this disorder. They all need to be locked up.

  17. By Anonymous
    On March 19, 2009 at

    I believe God is sorting all his people now Jews and non Jews, revealing the crimes of the most greedy and power hungry. Politicians stand in line….

  18. By Anonymous
    On March 20, 2009 at

    This Jewish man is known for burying his dollars in Israeli banks and funding certain historical events which occured a few years ago. Larry Silverstein is also a magician that can make an entire skyscraper disappear with only a few small fires.

  19. By Anonymous
    On March 20, 2009 at

    8.37 – Yeahhh…. the Democrats are all behind this…. cos the Republicans are known as the mortal enemies of the rich, why they’ve been battling the banks and the CEOS for years now! Love the way paranoid nutjobs think that billionaires are liberals, you know like Murdoch and his kind.
    The $3trillion war, the collapse of the banks,the asset stripping of the western economy, ALL the devious plotting of those pesky darn Democrats! Do know they even created Hurricane Katrina with their weather making machines they have on their secret volcano lair?
    Go back to your survivalist shelter and stick to hunting wabbits Elmer.

  20. By Anonymous
    On March 20, 2009 at

    If he’s going to prison he’s going to get more than a sock stuffed in his mouth ….

  21. By Anonymous
    On March 22, 2009 at

    This man is terrible. Please do not lump all people of his ethnicity together. Obama’s guest to his state of the union was a banker who gave a way tens of millions in bonuses to his employees and even some ex employees. That man happens to be Jewish and a mensch (yiddish for good deed do-er). There are very good and very bad people of every ethnicity. Please judge individuals by their actions and do not use one man’s evil to indict the ethnic group he was born into.

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