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October 05, 2006

Foot In Mouth Disease

Happens to everybody sooner or later.
And look, its not like he's the first guy to say this kind of thing.

Larry Shirley, a city councilman in Charleston, S.C., raised eyebrows when asked about a store robbery carried out by a group of children. Noting that stray animals are picked up and spayed, he said mothers should also "be spayed" if they can't take care of their children.

But when challenged by outraged constituents, he came up with this oratorial gem:

Shirley said he realizes that can't be done, but that he only wanted to "start the dialogue." Shirley said he's sorry if anyone was offended by his remarks last week. And, he added, if people don't want a dialogue, he'll keep quiet.
Emphasis me.

Nice recovery, Larry. That ought to put this whole thing behind you.
And, of course, the kicker:

The Charleston Post and Courier said it got more than 100 e-mails from across the nation, most supporting Shirley.


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