2005-06-17

Oh, Now He Regrets It!

Looks like Illinois' Sen. Dick Durbin might have been paid a visit by the spectre of his late predecessor Sen. Everett "When I feel the heat, I see the light" Dirksen. His outrageous comparison of American troops to Nazis, Soviet gulag workers, and Pol Pot's regime drew plenty of heat -- some of it coming from his Democrat colleagues.

In the midst of his Olympic-paced backpedaling, he remarked that "I sincerely regret if what I said caused anyone to misunderstand my true feelings..." No, Senator, that's not the problem. The problem for you is that people understood your "true feelings" quite well.

The good people of the Land of Lincoln would do well to keep an eye on the calendar with due regard for when Mr. Durbin is up for re-election.


UPDATE: It appears that Mr. Durbin's "apology" -- such as it was -- was occasioned in no small measure by the political vulnerabilities of Chicago's Mayor Daley. The plot sickens.

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2 Comments:

At 10:10 AM, June 30, 2005, Anonymous JAU said...

Richard J Daley is De Facto Dictator of Illinois, which actually is a step down for the Daley Dynasty. His father ruled the United States.

 
At 11:09 PM, July 05, 2005, Blogger Galt-In-Da-Box said...

Richard J Daley is NOTHING like his old man, who was atleast respectable in calling the radical leftist faschists who took over the Democratic Party in 1968 "fakers".
The modern, macabre incarnation took away the right of the people to keep and bear arms in Chicago. God only knows the number of souls whose blood is on his hands as a result!

 

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