Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Republican's Have Weird Ideas about Apologies: Anita Hill Edition

Via Jon Chait we learn that Clarence Thomas' wife left the following voicemail for Anita Hill recently,

A few days ago, Brandeis University professor Anita Hill received  a message on her voice mail at work.
“Good morning, Anita Hill, it's Ginny Thomas,” said the voice. “I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought and certainly pray about this and come to understand why you did what you did. OK, have a good day.”
This reminds me of Harry Whittington apologizing to Dick Cheney for having the temerity to get shot in the face by the Vice President. Republican's, apparently, have a fundamentally different understanding of the concept of the "apology" than the rest of the world. 

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