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February 03, 2010

Special Olympics Un-Accepts Apology

Ridiculous, in the first place, that a Kennedy, a partisan hack, is supposedly the guy to whom Democrats go for absolution on this issue.

Like, oh, right, totally neutral judge and stuff, eh?

At any rate, whatever you think of this contretemps -- and look, for what it's worth, I agree with Rahm Emanuel: Liberal activists and bloggers are fucking retarded -- the community hurt by this vulgarity doesn't accept the apology.

The Special Olympics is disputing the White House claim that its chairman, Tim Shriver, accepted Rahm Emanuel's apology for calling liberals "retarded."

Seeking to damp down the controversy over Rahm Emanuel's reported, months-old use of the word, a White House official yesterday told me and other reporters that Emanuel had called Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver to apologize.

"The apology was accepted," the official said yesterday.

The vice president for communications at the Special Olympics, Kirsten Seckler, told me that this account of the conversation is "inaccurate."

"Tim didn't accept his apology," she said. "Tim can't do that. He can't accept an apology on behalf of all people with disabilities."

Shriver had simply said, she said, that he was willing to continue the conversation with the chief of staff.

UPDATE: Emanuel met Wednesday with six disability advocates. He "sincerely apologized," again, for using the word, promising to sign an online pledge to end the use of the word, the advocates said in a joint statement.

Emanuel also promised to "examine" Congressional legislation that would remove the word from federal law.

Assuming Emanuel sinned here -- his penance is to keep other people from using the sinful word?

Really?

You know, I really didn't keep up on this story much -- noticed it, found it meh -- but, like, do you know, are the nutroots pissed off about this, or what?

I understand we are focusing, as we do, on the PC controversy here; but what about the fact that President Wonderful's chief of staff just called his most enthusiastic cultists "fucking retards"?

AKA those who cling bitterly to their retardation?

I really don't know. I guess it would take a five second search to find out, so I guess I can also conclude I really don't care very much, either.

I just want to point out he's right.

Oh, and I also want it noted for the record that, just as it quickly entered leftist mythology that Tea Partiers had themselves used the term "teabaggers," not realizing the sexual import, I have now concluded that fucking liberal retards themselves refer to themselves as fucking retards, so I'm going to use the shit out of that term.

Thanks to AHFF Geoff.

Too Much on the R-Word for One Day: So I'll link this without comment.

On This Theme: Why Rahm Was Right.

My title, not Hawkins'.

Avatarded: The White House should at least get credit for Joe Biden.


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