It’ll keep them from embarassing themselves.
People from both sides of the aisle have made stupid remarks during commencement addresses, but this is an all-time blunder from the left side:
State Comptroller Alan Hevesi publicly apologized Thursday for a “beyond dumb” remark about “putting a bullet between the president’s eyes.”
Hevesi hastily called a mea culpa press conference hours after putting his foot in his mouth at the Queens College commencement.
The Queens College media relations office said it had videotaped the commencement but could not immediately provide a copy of the tape or a transcript.
At the press conference, a contrite Hevesi repeated what he recalled saying in the speech. The comptroller said he was merely trying to convey that Sen. Charles Schumer has strength and courage to stand up to the president.
“I apologize to the president of the United States” as well as to Schumer, said Hevesi. “I am not a person of violence.”
“I am apologizing as abjectly as I can. There is no excuse for it. It was beyond dumb.”
A question: if “he was merely trying to convey that Sen. Charles Schumer has strength and courage to stand up to the president,” why not simply say that?
I’ll give him credit: he realized the stupidity of the remark, and apologized for it…ahem…out in front of the news cycle.
(Hat tip: the lovely and articulate Michelle Malkin)