Fowler Apologizes For Offending, Attacks Recorder

Don Fowler, the Democrats caught on video laughing and showing his glee that a hurricane would hit New Orleans just as Republicans were starting their convention, has apologized. Well, sort of. Fowler apologized if he offended anyone, not for being wrong and insensitive on this issue. He then went on to attack the “right wing nutcase” who recorded him:

“If this offended anybody, I personally apologize,” Fowler told ABC News. “It was a mistake, and it was a satirical statement made in jest. And one that I clearly don’t believe.”
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“One doesn’t anticipate that one’s private conversation will be surreptitiously taped by some right-wing nutcase,” said Fowler. “But that’s the nature of what we’re dealing with.” Political Radar

He is sorry if anyone was offended and it was just satire and a statement made in jest. What he really means is that he is sorry his true feelings were exposed.

The other thing he did was attack the person who exposed him. He said that one does not expect a private conversation to be recorded. Mr. Fowler, if you are on a plane or anywhere else in public, your conversations are not private. If your conversation can be heard by others it is not private. The person who heard you had every right to record what was going on. If it had not been recorded you would have denied it.

Your true feelings were exposed and Michael Moore demonstrated that your comment was not an isolated thought. Many Democrats are keeping their mouths shut but inside they are very happy that this is going on.

I wonder how this will play out should the evacuations go well and should there be minimal loss of life. What will happen if it all goes real well? The image in people’s minds will not be Katrina and the problems there but in Gustav and how well things went. The freshest image will be one of success. Will the Democrats be as happy if the American people equate success with a Republican Governor and failure with the Democrat who was in power when Katrina hit? What will the Dems do then?

If I were McCain I would start my speech by thanking people and saying that this shows what can happen when a competent Republican Governor coordinates with the federal government early on and requests assistance well in advance of the problem. Put the onus for Katrina on the Dems.

Then we would see crying instead of laughing. As it stands, Fowler and the others are happy no matter how they “apologize.”

Morons.

Big Dog



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3 Responses to “Fowler Apologizes For Offending, Attacks Recorder”

  1. I Love My Country says:

    Secretly recorded by the guy sitting behind him on an airplane?

    You people are creeps. At least he didn’t pray for rain and not rain of Biblical proportions. That was your conservative evangelicals and it looks like the Gulf Coast is going to get it. Time to pray for forgiveness.

    As Obama said on Thursday: “If this is to be an ownership society, it is time for the GOP to start owning its failures.”

    Katrina would be a good place to start.

  2. Big Dog says:

    Well, if you knew what you were talking about it would be helpful. Since the major problems in Katrina were caused by a Democratic Mayor and Governor perhaps it is time you guys owned up to your failures. The feds had little responsibility compared but that did not keep the Dems from lying about it.

    Also, does Obama mean that only the GOP has failures to own? Because the Democrats have more than a hundred year history of racism, opposing civil rights, lynching, Jim Crow laws, the KKK, and all kinds of abuses that they have not owned up to yet.

    We have spent 13 TRILLION dollars on the war on poverty, a Dem initiated program, and we still have the same percentage of the population in poverty. We have spent billions in education and still have stupid kids and miserable schools.

    It is time the DNC owned up to its failures.

    BTW, it would appear that things are running pretty smoothly in Louisiana. See what happens when you have a Republican Governor who requests federal assistance early on? See what happens when you have real leadership at the state level?

  3. Bunny Colvin says:

    “Mr. Fowler, if you are on a plane or anywhere else in public, your conversations are not private. If your conversation can be heard by others it is not private. The person who heard you had every right to record what was going on. If it had not been recorded you would have denied it.”

    I couldn’t agree more, Dog. It amazes me how many “professionals” talk loudly in public settings and expect people not to listen. Morons.

    PEACE