TLP: If This Keeps Up, We Won't Hear From Obama Until He Picks His Bracket

Don't be surprised if the only sound coming from the White House and the Obama campaign for the next few days is a whole lot of silence. Much easier to hear right-wingers say stupid things and then apologize for them.

Remember the judge with poor judgment? Didn't take him long to tuck his tail about passing along an email joke about a dog and sex and Obama's mother. And since the judge, appointed by W, emailed it from his courthouse computer, it made sense to apologize on judicial letterhead.

Richard Cebull, Montana’s chief U.S. district judge, asked Thursday for a formal judicial review after he admitted forwarding a racist email “joke” involving bestiality and President Barack Obama's mother.

The judge also sent a formal apology to President Obama and his family.

“I accept full responsibility; I have no one to blame but myself,” the judge wrote in the letter.

Cebull wrote that such a mistake would never happen again and that he had requested a judicial review.

“Honestly, I don’t know what else I can do. Please forgive me and, again, my most sincere apology,” Cebull wrote.
As entertaining as all that was to watch, Rush Limbaugh (or his lawyers and accountants) apologized for slut-shaming Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke for her views on health care coverage for birth control.
For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke. ... My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.
If Rush apologizing seems unusual, it is. But, capitalist that he is, it was prudent to try to keep any more advertisers from bailing on his radio show. The apology also succeeded in overshadowing Obama's phone call to Fluke to thank her for speaking out.

Oh, and Rick Santorum admitted he was wrong to say that Obama's encouragement of higher education was snobby. Funny thing is, he was called out for it on Fox, which CNN was happy to report:
Rick Santorum backtracked Sunday on his criticism of President Barack Obama's call for higher education, saying he agreed with providing options for high school graduates to continue in some form of additional schooling or training.

Santorum recently accused Obama of snobbery for advocating that all students attend college, saying not everyone would benefit from four years at what he called liberal-leaning university campuses.

However, when confronted by "Fox News Sunday" with Obama's past statements calling for different kinds of higher education options -- including community college or technical training programs -- Santorum said that made sense.

His motivation in criticizing Obama was to "focus not just on four-year college degrees," Santorum said. Asked why he thought Obama was only pushing a four-year program, Santorum said "maybe I was reading some things" that gave that impression.

"If it was an error, then I agree with the president" that offering students options is the right way to go, he said.
Who's next? Newt?

The Lazy Paperboy

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


Alain Saffel said...

What a gong show.

Are there still a lot of lead pipes in the US?