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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-09-04 12:47 PM
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28. It's his "non-apology" apology that bothers me the most.
From what I recall from the article I read, he said, "I'm sorry for the misunderstanding." I think he should have said, "It was a lame attempt at humor -- an utterly stupid thing to say, not at all, in fact, what I was thinking, and I'm very sorry."

When things like this happen, I try to imagine what my response would be if the person in question was a Democrat. It doesn't make the infraction okay but it causes me to stop short of projecting the person's transgression upon the entire party.
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  -Remark made by Riordan, and the screwed up press still_one  Jul-09-04 10:01 AM   #0 
  - I think your point...  skooooo   Jul-09-04 10:03 AM   #1 
  - I agree it was not appropriate, and girl didn't take it that way  still_one   Jul-09-04 10:15 AM   #6 
  - When you play dumb  khephra   Jul-09-04 10:05 AM   #2 
  - Exactly. He could easily have said something like "it means  Hoping4Change   Jul-09-04 10:08 AM   #4 
     - Exactly again.  lukasahero   Jul-09-04 10:57 AM   #19 
        - Exactly, any of us here would of said, "pretty flower" or such.  Neshanic   Jul-09-04 11:01 AM   #21 
  - Distorted AGAINST Republicans? Good!  BareKnuckledLiberal   Jul-09-04 10:05 AM   #3 
  - Are we as bad as them  still_one   Jul-09-04 10:18 AM   #8 
     - Riordan screwed up...  bossfish   Jul-09-04 10:31 AM   #12 
     - As bad as Riordan?  BareKnuckledLiberal   Jul-09-04 10:44 AM   #15 
     - I was thinking more sexist than racist  dansolo   Jul-09-04 10:55 AM   #18 
  - Riordan is a big boy playing big boy politics..He should know better  Bandit   Jul-09-04 10:13 AM   #5 
  - Yup..i'll agree with that..  skooooo   Jul-09-04 10:15 AM   #7 
  - Calling her dirty and stupid is joking?  rocknation   Jul-09-04 10:18 AM   #9 
  - What possible reason could you have for saying something like that?  leesa   Jul-09-04 10:21 AM   #10 
  - Did you see the tape?  still_one   Jul-09-04 10:26 AM   #11 
  - Yes, I HAVE seen the tape.  Shakespeare   Jul-09-04 12:33 PM   #27 
  - My local news hand expert on saying maybe he has Alzheimers.  AP   Jul-09-04 12:10 PM   #24 
  - In an effort to be "fair and balanced", the article also points out  zbdent   Jul-09-04 10:36 AM   #13 
  - That was brought up in the BN thread on the topic  khephra   Jul-09-04 10:46 AM   #16 
  - Just remembered, my point about "fair and balanced" was that  zbdent   Jul-09-04 12:08 PM   #23 
  - The Dem probably jumped to that conclusion because  LizW   Jul-09-04 10:52 AM   #17 
  - I live a little south of Sacramento  chimpsrsmarter   Jul-09-04 10:36 AM   #14 
  - Yes, little girls know sick republican humor at mile away.  Neshanic   Jul-09-04 10:58 AM   #20 
  - That is in NOT an appropriate 'joke' to make with a FOUR year old  redqueen   Jul-09-04 11:03 AM   #22 
  - I think it was a 6 year old, but it is a pretty stupid thing to say.  UdoKier   Jul-09-04 12:16 PM   #25 
     - Oops you're right  redqueen   Jul-09-04 12:19 PM   #26 
  - It's his "non-apology" apology that bothers me the most.  Longhorn   Jul-09-04 12:47 PM   #28 
  - Does anyone have a trasncript of the 'immediate apology'?  redqueen   Jul-09-04 12:50 PM   #29 
  - I saw the tape  Connie_Corleone   Jul-09-04 12:52 PM   #30 
  - You don't call a child dirty and stupid  rumguy   Jul-09-04 12:58 PM   #31 

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