Thu Aug 9, 2012, 05:57 PM
femmocrat (15,578 posts)
Allegheny County Republican chairman makes an offensive joke.
GOP leader Roddey sorry for 'retarded' remark
August 9, 2012 12:00 am
By James O'Toole / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Jim Roddey, the Allegheny County Republican chairman, has apologized for an election night joke in which he quipped that a supporter of President Barack Obama was "retarded."
Mr. Roddey, the veteran GOP leader, was speaking Tuesday night at state Rep. Randy Vulakovich's victory celebration in the special election to fill the North Hills state Senate seat vacated after former Sen. Jane Orie's conviction for using state resources and staffers in campaigning.
"I was in this parking lot and there was a man looking for a space to park, and I found a space for him," Mr. Roddey said. "And I felt badly -- he looked like he was sort of in distress. And I said, 'Sir, here's a place.' And he said, 'That's a handicapped space.' I said, 'Oh, I'm so sorry, I saw that Obama sticker and I thought you were mentally retarded.' "
From femmocrat: He is falling all over himself to apologize. Some are calling for him to resign. He is the former Allegheny Co. Executive.
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Response to femmocrat (Original post)
Fri Aug 10, 2012, 05:39 AM
Mc Mike (910 posts)
2. Alert Palin.
Roddey is just being a typical repug, retailing a transparently false antecdote, in order to get off a stupid insult, which he thinks is witty.
He strongly resembles Bert Lahr.
Funny how many months I had to wait for an election to replace my democratic PA state rep, Wagner, compared to the amount of time the repugs had to wait to replace that convict Orie.