This is a little like if Lee Atwater was black and repented before he got the death-bed blues:
“At a personal level, I wish I had spoken out against the effort,” he (Ken Mehlman) says. “As I’ve been involved in the fight for marriage equality, one of the things I’ve learned is how many people were harmed by the campaigns in which I was involved. I apologize to them and tell them I am sorry. While there have been recent victories, this could still be a long struggle in which there will be setbacks, and I’ll do my part to be helpful.”
Both sides do it of course, remember all the high-level Democratic operatives who later apologized for their tactics?