Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pete Stark apologizes to President Bush

"I want to apologize first of all to my colleagues, many of whom I have offended, to the president, his family, to the troops that may have found (offense) in my remarks as were suggested in the motion that we just voted on, and I do apologize. ... With this apology I will become as insignificant as I should be and we can return to the issues that do divide us but that we can resolve."
-- Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) after making comments last week suggesting President Bush was sending troops to Iraq to get their "heads blown off for his amusement"

According to Fox News:
The apology came after the House voted 196-173 with eight members voting present to table a resolution introduced by House Minority Leader John Boehner censuring Stark.
See if the MSM reports on this....


CR UVa said...

I'll note that he said "to the troops that may have found (offense) in my remarks". This is far from a sincere apology; it is only to save face.

Lynn R. Mitchell said...

I agree. However, I've got to admit I was surprised because this guy is usually so in-your-face and doesn't care ... but to actually face a vote of censure from the House must have been a wake-up call.