Wednesday, June 22

All apologies.

So the pro-torture right demanded an apology from Dick Durbin for those mean nasty comments he made, and though none was called for, Dick gave them one anyway -- but, of course, now they've determined it wasn't good enough. Guess we'll have to appeal to Miss Manners for a final ruling on the Good Enough/Not Good Enough debate, but until we hear from her, allow us to ask when we're going to get our apologies from the following folks:

· George W. Bush, for lying about the circumstances under which UN weapons inspectors were forced to leave Iraq.

· Bill Frist, for claiming Terri Schiavo "respond[ed] to visual stimuli" when she was, in fact, blind; for thinking he could even make that diagnosis without ever even having met Schiavo in person; and for then falsely claiming he never made that diagnosis to begin with.

· Ed Klein, author of The Truth [sic] About Hillary, for just making shit up about Hillary Clinton (and Patrick Moynihan).

· This idiot, for not even doing the five seconds' worth of Googling that would've informed him legendary gay-basher Fred Phelps is, in fact, not a liberal; and for not doing the respectable thing when he was found out, which would be to admit he made a gigantic, mound-of-flaming-poo, ass-out-of-you-and-me assumption that turned out to be dead wrong.

So the way I see it, even if Durbin's apology was bullshit, y'all Republicans are still six apologies behind. Make you a deal: You take care of three of those, and we'll get Durbin to work on a new one.

9 comments:

Kevin said...

Actually, Doug...I believe it's ass-out-of-u-and-me. Ass-u-me...not that anyone really cares. As u were.

Josh said...

I just wish Durbin could have apologized without crying.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Maura Moynihan the roommate of Hillary's PR person? Maybe you should consider the source on this one, Doug. Mrs. Moynihan refuses to refute any comments attributed to her in the book. I guess we'l have to wait to see if any of this is made up.

Kevin said...

Anonymous...Repubs seem to have mastered the art of making stuff up.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to hear from Liz Moynihan, first.

Anonymous said...

The nice thing about posting anoymously is that you never have to stand behind anything you say.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of apoligies, perhaps when Bush visits Vietnam he can apologize to guy that went there during the war instead of him!

Morty said...

Nice try, Bill. Your legendary illiteracy gives you away every time.

bill from jc said...

Not me Morticia/Pascal, I don't even know who Liz Moynihan is. When even the right wing nut jobs say this book is full of crap I don't put much thought into it.