Category Archives: Campaign apologies

Vote for me! I have lucid intervals!

Kimberley Paige Barnette is running as a Republican for mayor of Charlotte, NC. Last month she participated in a candidate debate and said some noteworthy things. She didn’t love the poor, whom she said should be discouraged from coming to … Continue reading

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Take that, foreign phony

In a recent debate between Republican and Democratic candidates for a senate seat from Illinois, neither candidate was a fan of Donald Trump. Tammy Duckworth, the challenger, is a Democrat. Incumbent Mark Kirk, a Republican, is not completely stupid. He … Continue reading

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I, Chucklehead, am desolated to have insulted France

Apparently Marco Rubio doesn’t show up at the Senate much. Me neither, but nobody elected me Senator. Rubio asked to be elected, so the fact that he doesn’t turn up much is noteworthy. Noteworthy? So noted! His opponents in the … Continue reading

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ESPN Mean Girl Apologizes Badly

Apologizing to the public is well and good, but you also have to apologize directly to the person you wronged. And in this case, even the public apology was lousy.

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Apologizing is for leftist hipster losers

One of the perils of being a Jew in America is being constantly, painfully attuned to our place in the international consciousness. Any news or pop cultural event is run through the filter of “Is it good for the Jews?” And being … Continue reading

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Just trying to be the best Republican I could

Popular Florida politician Charlie Crist has changed his position on same-sex marriage. He’s sorry for his previous position. He can explain. He’d like to explain. When elected governor, Crist was a Republican. (He served 2007-2011.) In 2006 and 2008, he … Continue reading

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When Lincoln was wrong

Abraham Lincoln wasn’t perfect, knew it, admitted it. Sometimes he went out of his way to apologize for his mistakes. Even when no one was pouting.

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Hardball apologies

Chris Matthews offered some chipper election-night commentary about Superstorm Sandy: “I’m so glad we had that storm last week!” When his seatmate Rachel Maddow responded with a strangled, “ooh,” Matthews clarified: “No — politically, I should say. Not in terms of hurting … Continue reading

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Dear Queen of England, we apologize for seceding

The ever-delightful Lindy West posted a roundup on Jezebel today of over-the-top peevish responses to the re-election of Barack Obama. One was a letter to Queen Elizabeth, posted on the web site of Free Republic by one Edwin R. Williams:

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Sorry? Mitt Romney approved that message?

  Good news! I’ve just read Mitt Romney’s 2010 book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness. That means you don’t have to. The title is nonsense. Here’s the fantasy scenario that’s supposed to explain it. First, Romney declares that … Continue reading

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