GLENN: There is the, probably the best mea culpa I have ever heard. Everything sounded real to me except for the last line. And, you know, maybe the last line was, but everything sounded he believed it. It was I mean, Tiger, you know, I know you don't need it from me or anybody else, but good job. Good job. Fresh start. I mean, I just, I think that's amazing, just amazing. I mean, I just wrote a couple of things, notes down as we went into it, and he walked out and he had tears in his eyes, or it looked like he had tears in his eyes. He looked afraid, and he seemed sincere.
PAT: Seemed ashamed, which is great.
GLENN: He seemed ashamed.
GLENN: His mother couldn't even look at him.
PAT: Uh uh.
GLENN: And, you know, she's Asian, and the you don't you know, Asians generally don't air dirty laundry in front of everyone, and this is shameful. But she hugged him at the end, and I just thought she was I thought it was very dignified. He then talked about how Elin had not hit him. I don't know if that's true or not. I mean, I know my wife would have hit me with a golf club. But, you know, if she didn't, that's fine. If she did, I understand. He may be just doing the valiant thing and covering for her. But it doesn't matter. He's right. It is between the two of them. I thought when he spoke about feeling entitled, I'm going to share some of this on the TV show tonight and something else that we're talking about. I mean, that is the problem with America. This is the mea culpa America needs to make: I'm ashamed of our actions and we've done things and we've lived beyond our means and we thought we were entitled to it. He's right. He said he wants to start a life of integrity now, and the only way he can get people to trust him is if he never does it again. He's right. People look, people want people to be happy. No matter what anybody says: Oh, the press, they build you up and they tear you down. No, they don't. People don't. They don't want to tear Tiger Woods down. They want to like him. We want to like people. We just, you know, if they screw up, we just want them to say that. And quite honestly if anybody is going after his children or his family or really asking him any more questions, we've heard enough. What else do you need to know? What else do you need to know? I don't need any more details, I don't need anything. Let it be. If he screws up again, well, it will be a different story. But God bless you. Tiger, get well. Best of luck.
GLENN: 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK. So what did you think of the Tiger Woods, Pat?
PAT: Thought it was great. I thought like you, I thought it was the best mea culpa I've ever seen. I thought he was sincere, sure seemed it. If he didn't write that speech
GLENN: Let's go through the mea culpas that we can think of. Bill Clinton. I was willing to accept the first one on 60 Minutes. Do you remember that?
PAT: I did not sleep with that woman.
GLENN: No, no.
PAT: Ms. Lewinsky? Not that one?
GLENN: No, the first one where they were on 60 Minutes.
PAT: I like fat chicks, I can't help it.
GLENN: Stop it. The first one where they were on 60 Minutes and she said, you know, we've all he said we've all made mistakes and I think we know what we're talking about here and it's between us. I thought that was, I thought that was a good, gracious way of handling their past when he first ran back in, you know, '91, '92. And I
PAT: Yeah, that was the Gennifer Flowers stuff.
GLENN: Yeah, and I thought it was really well handled and I was willing to accept it... until he was doing it again.
GLENN: Let's see. Who else has apologized for something?
STU: I remember the one
PAT: Everybody. How about Republican what's his face, Craig from Idaho? I mean, please.
GLENN: I mean, you know, I don't care about apologies for
PAT: My wide stance... okay.
GLENN: Felt totally false to me.
PAT: It did. And maybe it wasn't but it felt it.
GLENN: Felt it.
PAT: Felt it.
GLENN: How about... oh, I can't remember his name. There's been so many of them.
PAT: I know.
STU: Yeah, the big interview like this I remember, and maybe not an interview maybe was the Gary Conditt one. Remember how bad that was? Remember it was really awkward? I think it was right before September 11th and
GLENN: Yeah, that's who I was thinking about. The Gary Conditt one no, wait, was it Gary Conditt?
STU: Chandra Leavy?
GLENN: Yeah, that's who I was thinking of. That one was really awkward and really bad.
PAT: Well, then there was David Vitter's, there's Eliot Spitzer, I mean, there's so many of them. McGreevey. And they have all got their wives there, their suffering wives.
PAT: Sanford, same deal.
GLENN: This, I haven't accepted any of those not that I haven't accepted. Fine, no skin off my back. So, you know, whatever.
STU: About believability.
GLENN: I never believed any of them, until this one.
PAT: And it was, it was refreshing that Elin wasn't standing there by his side. Good for her. Good for her. It's your deal. You go deal with it.
GLENN: Would you stand by his side?
PAT: As a friend or are you talking about like my wife certainly wouldn't be by my side. No way. There's no way.
STU: I might be maybe I'm weak here but this, I don't even get to this point. I mean, the second I find out these stories are true, buh bye. Like we're already done with the proceedings at this point by the time he's making this speech.
STU: There's no, I would not that might be wrong in some way, but I'm gone if something like somebody does something like that to me, buh bye.
GLENN: Well, something like that, I mean, that was, what, 22 times, 22 women?
STU: Well, we don't some may have been telling lies.
PAT: Only 15 that I know of.
STU: As you pointed out, some have told some stories that were untrue. It could have been he only hooked up with one girl once, a kiss at a wedding, it could have just been that.
GLENN: I don't really care. I don't want to hear the details. I've been so uninterested in the details of his sex life. Have you, have you guys?
STU: The overwhelming nature of it is I think the only thing that's
PAT: The most compelling thing to do about what he did there was he accepted full responsibility. He didn't deflect it to anybody else and wouldn't even accept his wife, accepting responsibility for hitting him with a golf club or bashing in the window or any of that stuff. Good for him. He took full responsibility for his actions.
GLENN: Didn't say didn't even say
PAT: I've never seen that before, I don't think.
GLENN: You know, he said what I thought was interesting, because he started going down a road and I'm like, oh, boy. When he said, you know, I was young and I got into... blah, blah blah. And I thought, oh, boy, here he goes. And then he says, and I felt entitled to have fun and to explore all of my temptations.
PAT: That's therapy speaking right there. That's therapy. I bet you he just learned that.
GLENN: I don't know if this was written by Madison Avenue, and I hope it wasn't. It sounded like it had been written by him. At least it was read as if he understood it. I mean, he just
GLENN: I felt like this was real for him.
PAT: If it wasn't real, if somebody wrote that for him, they're brilliant, genius.
GLENN: If it's not real no, no.
GLENN: But the way he connected with it. He should get an Emmy.
PAT: It was good, yeah.
GLENN: You know, I and only time will tell. And, you know, we don't want to lay in wait for him and go, there he is again. Only time will tell, but hopefully, hopefully he's, you know, he understands it and he's past it, working on moving past it and finding all of the things that, you know, are holes in his soul, if you will.