BOSS: Binky was supposed to win the election... become president... and drop this silly Unholy Business Practices suit against Ubersoft. And you ruined that plan.
PHIL: Boss, this was election PREDICTION software. It wasn't tied into the official count. It wouldn't have worked anyway.
BOSS: What you say interferes with my thesis. Therefore, I will ignore it.
PHIL: How about "gee, I'm really sorry I messed that up, it'll never happen again?"