Friday, August 26, 2005

Robertson Apologized for Stupid Comment

Well, glory be! Ernie, er I mean Robertson apologized for calling for Chavez's assignation.

"Is it right to call for assassination?" Robertson said. "No, and I apologize for that statement. I spoke in frustration that we should accommodate the man who thinks the U.S. is out to kill him."

Perhaps he should have followed this little bit of advise. When your frustrated, rather than say something freaking stupid, close your eyes, take a deep breath and STFU.

But before issuing his little mea culpa, he tried to dodge the issue with the agility of an intern in Bill Clinton's office.

On Wednesday, he initially denied having called for Chavez to be killed and said The Associated Press had misinterpreted his remarks.

"I didn't say 'assassination." I said our special forces should 'take him out," Robertson said on his show. "Take him out could be a number of things including kidnapping."


So I guess he was suggesting that the CIA take Chavez out for dinner, a movie, or maybe a night of clubbing. Yeah, right. Robertson is about as fruity as some of the moonbats flitting about on the left. I just hope he crawls back into his hole and stays there for a while.

Now, that said, I have a nit to pick with the Com Symps in Venezuela.

"This public call to assassinate a head of state, considered a crime by all modern legislation, is prosecutable by its very nature. That is what the civilized world is expecting of U.S. authorities," the Venezuelan government said on Wednesday.

Maybe in your little, commie, corner of the world. However, in the U.S. we have a right to speak our minds. As small as those might be in this particular case. We cherish the ability of people to speak out on all sorts of issues and it is antithema inprosecuteety to prosicute someone for his statement. So, with all due respect, STFU.