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More Tasteless Comments; Golf Analyst Wants "Pelosi Shot, Reid Strangled’

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There have some real nasty comments in the public forum lately, and CBS Sports golf analyst David Feherty comes close to the top.

Feherty apologized to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for a tasteless and morbid joke published in a Dallas magazine under his name.

Feherty was among five Dallas residents who wrote for “D Magazine” on former President George W. Bush moving to Dallas.

From my own experience visiting the troops in the Middle East, I can tell you this, though: despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Osama bin Laden, there’s a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death.

“This passage was a metaphor meant to describe how American troops felt about our 43rd president,” Feherty said in a statement. “In retrospect, it was inappropriate and unacceptable, and has clearly insulted Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid, and for that, I apologize. As for our troops, they know I will continue to do as much as I can for them both at home and abroad.”

Once again, and this bears repeating. This type of “humor” has no place in politics. It’s pretty gutless to write something like this or to make similar comments. This country, if nothing else, that resoundingly voiced a need for change in the way we operate and how we conduct our public debates. Have a political point to make? Make it. But try for once to stay on point and not wish death or disease on your opponent.

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Written by newscycle

May 11, 2009 at 5:34 pm

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