Something there is that doesn't love a stonewall

Here is a very good article from the NY Times about the failure of spin and stonewalling in some high-profile disasters. BP's failure to speak honestly and remorsefully, instead making things worse with attempts to trivialise the disaster, is particularly egregious, proving how vast an echo a leader's words can have. CEO Tony Hayward's "I want my life back" will probably live in memory the way Clinton's "I did not have relations with that woman" has, or Nixon's "I am not a crook."  There's much to be said for speaking the truth.