Mitt Romney's 'Long Day' Excuse Makes Sikh Slip-Up Even More Offensive

mitt romneyI was kind of hoping Mitt Romney wouldn't say anything at all about the tragic Sikh temple shooting. After all, it's not like we can expect sensitivity or compassion from the man responsible for such cringe-worthy quotes as "I'm not concerned about the very poor" and "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me." (Can you imagine this guy giving a eulogy?!) Unfortunately, the horrible crime did not escape Romney's attention. The Republican presidential candidate expressed his, er, condolences yesterday with the following statement:

"We obviously have challenges around the country. I was in Chicago earlier today. We had a moment of silence in honor of the people who lost their lives at that sheik temple.”

Ouch! Not even close, Mitt, not even close. You'd think at the very least the candidate would have issued a public apology for his blunder by now, but nope! No mea culpa from that dude. Instead, we get this pathetic excuse from Romney's spokesperson ...

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"It was the end of the day," said spokesman Rick Gorka. Romney "misspoke" merely because he was fried from being on the campaign trail since 7 a.m., not because he doesn't know or care to know the difference between the words Sikh and sheik.

Oh, poor baby! Up since 7 a.m.! Yeah, you and the vast majority of the country, dude. That's part of the whole "working for a living" thing you clearly know nothing about. Because if you did know anything about working for a living, you'd also know that in most professions, using the "long day" excuse when you screw up usually gets you fired. Can you imagine a brain surgeon or a firefighter or a chef pulling the same pathetic line? "Sorry I forgot to sew that guy's head back up/drove the fire engine to the wrong house/used dish soap instead of olive oil, it was the end of a long day."

And we're supposed to trust this guy to lead our nation? "Sorry I bombed Sweden by accident, it was the end of a long day."

Yeah, that sounds like a great idea.

Do you think Mitt Romney should issue a real apology for his mistake?

 

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