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    NC congressman apologizes for behavior on video

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    Quote(RALEIGH, N.C. A Democratic congressman apologized Monday after video posted online showed him swatting at a video camera and demanding that two men taping him identify themselves.

    "I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction an I apologize to all involved," Rep. Bob Etheridge said in a statement. "No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response.")

    I wonder whether this Congressman apologized because of the fact that the video showing him assaulting this man became so Public OR is he genuinely sorry.

    In my own mind I think it was the former reason.

    I do have 2 questions,
    1) Will the man he assaulted take this any further as in having Etheridge charged with assault? and
    2) Will Congress simply let this incident slide.

    My guess is that the man who was assaulted will probably not take any action and I would guess that those who run what passes for an ethics committee in Congress will also take no action.
    Be interested in other folks point of view.

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    Re: NC congressman apologizes for behavior on video

    I agree with your predictions.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: NC congressman apologizes for behavior on video

    I did hear a funny observation to this today...

    So an Arizona officer can't ask a suspect for identification, but a Congressman can demand it of a US citizen.

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