Thursday, March 25, 2010

A little contrition for bad behavior

Chris Reichert, now nationally infamous for throwing dollar bills at the guy with Parkinson's, is quoted in the Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch, as feeling genuinely bad about his behavior:
In his first comments on an incident that went viral across the Internet and was repeatedly played on cable television news shows, Reichert said he is sorry about his confrontation with Robert A. Letcher, 60, of the North Side. Letcher, a former nuclear engineer who suffers from Parkinson's, was verbally attacked as he sat before anti-health care demonstrators in front of Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy's district office last week.
Read the whole thing here. I hope Reichert's for real and not just trying to make the heat go away. This screaming and browbeating of people we disagree with has become an ugly characteristic of modern politics. Apparently it's a good dodge for some politicians, calling forth donations from people who like their politicians swinish.


Truth Ferret said...

I read the article and when I glanced over on the sidebar, the story that got my attention was about the dog attacking the police car. I've included the story, but didn't know how to get the video over here, so go there and watch it. It's very funny.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A pit bull mix in Tennessee has been sentenced to obedience training after his dogged attack on a local police car.

Winston didn't bite anybody, but he mauled a Chattanooga police car in what might have been a confused attempt to take a bite out of crime. The persistent pooch managed to tear off a section of the front bumper and damage the tires.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that a judge ruled that Winston had been a very bad dog. He was sentenced to obedience and canine good citizen classes, and he'll have to wear a tag that says he is "potentially dangerous."

Charges against his owner will be dismissed if the classes are completed successfully.

Owner Nancy Emerling said Winston got out of a fenced-in area at a welding shop March 14.

UnrulyGurl said...

Have you heard about the guy in Tennessee rear-ending a car just because of a bumper sticker?

Legion said...

Winston had a passion for that one police car. The dog totally ignored the other police cars.

Winston s two dog buddy s were almost as funny, tails wagging, watching, kind of like they were cheering and urging him on.