ABOUT THE ONLY nice thing that one can say about Mel Gibson right now is that the statement he released hits the nail right on the head:

I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable.

At least he didn’t take the usual famous-person tack of pretending he meant to say something entirely different from “I hate Jews”, or that it was all a giant misunderstanding due to his insufficient sensitivity to religious issues. Of course, that’s really very small comfort.