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Wednesday the 22nd of June 2005

1:37 PM

A Non Aplogy Aplogy

  • Mood: Annoyed
  • Creativity Level: High

Senator Dick Durbin went to the floor of the Senate late yesterday afternoon and claimed he wished to apologize. His words:

"Some may believe my remarks crossed the line. To them I extend my heartfelt apologies. There’s usually a quote by Abraham Lincoln that you can turn to in moments like this. Maybe this is the right one. Lincoln said 'If the end brings me out right what is set against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong ten thousand angels swarming at his right won’t make any difference.' In the end I don’t want anything in my public career to detract from my love of this country, my respect for those who serve it, and this great Senate. I offer my apologies for those who were offended by my words, I promise you that I will continue to speak out on the issues I think are important to the people of Illinois and to the Nation. Mr.President I yield to the floor."

So when is an apology not an apology at all ... when it starts out with the words "Some may believe my remarks crossed the line. To them I extend my heartfelt apologies."

"Some may believe," ... I have news for Dick Durbin ... his remarks DID CROSS THE LINE ... it isn't a matter of believing or thinking that they did ... THEY DID! End of sentence. When "the end" as Durbin quotes Lincoln (who is rolling over in his grave at being quoted in this context) makes you the number one item of Al Jazeera's hate mongering it does NOT bring him out "right." Face it Senator Durbin, you give aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States of America and your remarks put our American servicemen at greater risk worldwide. There is a name for people like you, Senator Durbin. Let's hope the good and decent people of Illinois recognize you for what you are and vote you out of office the next time around.

1 total comments.

Posted by Randy Case:

At least Durbin apologized.

Karl Rove blew it -- saying Americans are in league with terrorists. He needs to apologize big time.

Go to:


It sets the record straight on how liberals were right alongside conservatives in the action after 9/11.

Heck, it was Sen Tom Daschle who sponsored the bill to go to war with the terrorists!

Frist refuses to apologize for his “video diagnosis”…now saying he never even said it. And Rep Hostettler, a Indiania Republican goes to the house floor calling Catholics, Jews, and Democrats in general “anti-Christian.”

The GOP is losing it. I guess because they’re losing in every poll out there.
Friday the 24th of June 2005 @ 12:00 PM