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A few words about Sheila, Blaze and Buck

A few words about Sheila, Blaze and Buck

Missing an adjective: I left on my cluttered desk a four-letter word I meant to use in Thursday's column about Sheila Dixon wanting to be mayor again: weak. That best describes the half-hearted, five-years-too-late apology Dixon offered on WJZ-TV in May for her 2010 embezzlement conviction. You don't need to be a Clintonian word-parser to see that "I am sorry for what happened" is evasive and quite different from what Dixon needs to have said: "I am sorry for what I did." The former sounds like she's just sorry for getting caught and causing a fuss. Speaking of words: By the way, here's what Article IV of the Baltimore City Charter says about...