So in Ginsburg's case, it's like saying "I regret that after I called you an idiot, I got in trouble."
Ginsburg, 83, said in a statement: "On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them. Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect."
In an interview with the far left rag New York Times, the aged and possibly senile lawmaker said that she didn't "even want to contemplate" the country and court under a President Trump.
And like Matt Damon, Lena Dunham, Al Sharpton, Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopie "Cushion" Goldberg, Jon Stewart and Samuel L. Jackson, perhaps Ginsburg should consider moving to Canada or some other country if he gets elected.
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Ginsburg called Trump a "faker" in an interview with CNN.
"He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego . . . How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that," she said as she totally discounted Hillary Clinton's inconsistent statements, not turning over all her emails from her private server, and how incredibly gentle the mainstream press is with liberal candidates.
And insofar as saying whatever comes into his head, isn't that what Ginsburg just did regarding Trump?
Trump didn't take Ginsburg's words lying down. "She's a disgrace to the Supreme Court," he said in his typical hyperbole adding, "this is all the more reason I hope I win, because I have 11 justices who are incredible justices, highly respected by all, including liberal people," he told Bret Baier on "Special Report."
"For her to come out and say [these] kinds of things, there's almost something wrong with her," Trump said.
On Twitter he responded: "Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot-resign!" he tweeted.
Even some Democrats were taken aback by Ginsburg's remarks. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) told Politico: "We all know that the justices on the Supreme Court have political views. I'm not sure we're well served by them airing them out in the open."
Even the mainstream media sided with Trump. The New York Times wrote: "Washington is more than partisan enough without the spectacle of a Supreme Court justice flinging herself into the mosh pit."
When The New York Times tells a liberal they're wrong, the liberal better regret what they said or did.
But actually apologize? Never! That takes character.