In a thoroughly unsympathetic interview on Tuesday’s ABC’s Nightline, Mr. Congenital Liar Jesse James trotted out every cheatin’ guy cliche in the I Got Caught manual to explain away his vile betrayal of actress Sandra Bullock.
Representative sample of weaselisms (mostly verbatim):
“I never felt good enough for anybody.”
“I felt horrible about myself while I was doing it.”
“I knew I’d get caught. I think I wanted to get caught.”
So James – wait for it – checked himself into celebrity rehab (specifically, Sierra Tuscon – have a field day).
Which led to an on-camera crying jag (“Can we take a break?”) and the following:
“I was a victim of childhood abuse.”
“I was a scared abused kid.”
Sad fact to know and tell: James referred to Sandra Bullock by name exactly four times during the half-hour progaram.
Verdict: Total jerk.