There are no excuses for bad behavior
despite perfectly good breaths wasted
speaking self-serving excuses
There ought to be a name for this syndrome
like Munchausen’s by Proxy
to legitimize the practice of mining the thin air
Hypochondriveracis, a word I've made up to describe a preoccupation with or worry about telling the truth. Watching news reports of politicians attempting to explicate their choices lived in the public eye brings this subject to the fore. It is safe to say that the vast majority of politicians aren't burdened with hypochondriveracis.