It's not like he said it in his living room. It's not like he said it over lunch with colleagues. It's not like he whispered it at church, or privately to his colleague beside him at a speech. It's not like he said it to his friends while playing a round of golf. It's not like he said it as the punch line to a joke giving a speech at a fundraiser.People, be they republican or democrat, liberal or conservative, should not have to worry about every single thing they say 24 hours a day 365 days a year getting out. I am 100 % consistent on that belief.
He said this to a bunch of public officials, meeting officially in their capacity as public officers while working for the public whom he serves.
The use of the word itself is not an issue. His lack of discretion is what has really been undermined here. Not that it took much considering who we're talking about...
I don't like how I worded my response. I do hold people in high public offices to a higher standard. Nevertheless, I just don't think swearing at any meeting when you are acting in your official capacity is appropriate.
Last edited by aps; 02-03-10 at 02:43 PM.
Thats partisanship for the sake of partisanship.
So he said retarded. Big freakin deal. Its just petty to go after him for that.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
But she does have a legitimate point about the person in question and his failure to uphold the dignity of his office and America's image.