Tony Bennett’s plausible rehabilitation

Tony Bennett’s supporters are pointing to a report that
said his actions were plausible as vindication. Note, the writers of the report
say it neither condemns not vindicates him and just explains what happens, but hey
what do they know they just wrote it.
Friends we have fallen pretty far if plausible in
this case equals vindication. Officer isn’t it plausible this smoking gun in my
hand isn’t mine and I had nothing to do with that body over there. If we use
their bar then nobody can ever be found guilty of anything again.
You know what convinced me of his guilt? It wasn’t
the damning e-mails, it wasn’t the fact his wife took a high paying job with a charter
chain that he had thrown business to. It wasn’t even the campaign donations he received
from the charter operator either. Nope, it was the fact the story broke on
Monday and he wrote his resignation letter on Wednesday, what innocent person,
a person who feels he is fighting for the future of children quits like that? The
answer is none.
Then Bennett’s supporters have complained that
Glenda Ritz his replacement in Indiana and enemy of privatization released
the e-mails to the press to smear him. They must think that if only she would have kept
his own words under wraps then nobody would have known about all his dirty
business. I guess that is plausible but I think it is more likely it would have
come out eventually. You see people like Bennett and Bush and Rhee and Chartrand and Gate’s
fifteen minutes are rapidly coming to an end. More people are catching on that
they aren’t in education to help kids but to advance themselves or to make a
buck. They are picking up that charters, vouchers, high stakes testing, merit
pay and odious blame the teacher evaluations aren’t making things better but are
making them worse. People are also learning about what is happening in Florida,
Michigan, Wisconsin North Carolina and other places run buy the pro-privatization
crowd and they don’t like it.
It’s plausible I guess that Bennett was innocent but
then again it’s plausible that at least part of the moon is made of cheese
and pigs will gain the ability to fly on their own power too, well just as
plausible anyways.
The freedictionary.com site gives several
definitions of plausibility.
1. Seemingly
or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible: a plausible excuse. 2.
Giving a deceptive impression of truth or reliability. 3. Disingenuously
smooth; fast-talking:
When his supports
say plausible which definition do you think fits the best?

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