Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Congressman temporarily gets a set, then forced to apologize to Limbaugh, kiss pinky ring, and wear girly underwear over his suit

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) apologized Wednesday to “my fellow conservatives” for comments critical of talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh. In an attempt to defend his GOP leadership from Limbaugh's critiques.

The sacrilage came in the form of some uncommon honesty:
“I mean, it’s easy if you’re Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh or even sometimes Newt Gingrich to stand back and throw bricks. You don’t have to try to do what’s best for your people and your party.You know you’re just on these talk shows and you’re living well and plus you stir up a bit of controversy and gin the base and that sort of thing. But when it comes to true leadership, not that these people couldn’t be or wouldn’t be good leaders, they’re not in that position of John Boehner or Mitch McConnell"
The next day, Gingrey "clarified" his statement. His tounge firmly planted in Rush's anus:
“I regret and apologize for the fact that my comments have offended and upset my fellow conservatives... Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Newt Gingrich, and other conservative giants are the voices of the conservative movement’s conscience. Everyday, millions and millions of Americans—myself included—turn on their radios and televisions to listen to what they have to say, and we are inspired by their words and by their determination.”
Gingrey also released a statement to GOP backers which assured "I am one of you," adding "In fact, in 2008 The National Journal ranked me the #1 most conservative Member of the House of Representatives."

Goes to show you the pressure under these people to maintain the status quo and the ideology that underlies it. In short, tow the line or we'll crush you. PATHETIC.

Read the whole sad tale.

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