Saturday, February 9, 2008

Apologies, Apologies

Look at all the apologies so far in February, and it’s still a week to Valentine’s Day:

Bill Clinton apologizing for remarks a week or so ago about Barack Obama: "I think the mistake that I made is to think that I was a spouse like any other spouse who could defend his candidate. I think I can promote Hillary but not defend her because I was president. I have to let her defend herself or have someone else defend her."

Keith Olbermann of MSNBC has been asked to apologize using the word guacamole in a context that might offend many Hispanic-Americans are sure to find racially offensive: “New York Senator Clinton and adopted Giants fan watched the game in Minnesota and told The Associated Press, ‘Super Bowl, Super Tuesday — we have one down, let’s get the other. This as her husband watched the game in New Mexico with the former [sic] Governor Bill Richardson, possibly asking Richardson for an endorsement and then would you please pass the guacamole.”

David Shuster of MSNBC has been suspended and forced to apologize for saying "But doesn't it seem like Chelsea's sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?"

Berkeley, California is being asked to apologize for voting to run Marine Corps recruiters out of town: "If recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome guests."

Rapper 50 Cent is in the hot seat for his remark, "I'm not sure America is ready to have a black President. I think they might kill him."

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