Saturday, May 07, 2005

Sorry Reid Apologized

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975), writer, humorist

What the Senate's top Democrat, Harry M. Reid did was weak. What he said about George W. Bush was right on target.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Reid said, “The man's father is a wonderful human being," Reid said in response to a question about Bush's policies. "I think this guy is a loser. He's driving this country into bankruptcy," Reid said, referring to the deficit. "He's got us in this intractable war in Iraq where we now have about 1,600 American soldiers dead and another 15,000 injured."

Reid apologized because there has been a long-standing tradition that the opposition party customarily does not criticize the president when he is abroad. However, this administration has been lying and twisting the truth that I would say all bets are off, so to say you are sorry when you are speaking the truth is not a sign of strength.

I am sorry Reid apologized


B2 said...

That's just not a respectful way to speak about the president. Criticizing his policies is one thing, and a cocktail party joke or blog comment is another -- but an elected government official should show some restraint, decorum, and gentlemanly conduct. As for whether the president is in or out of the country, that's a matter of tradition, and is, to me, of secondary importance.

The Misanthrope said...

Respect is earned