McDonnell looks weak and pathetic by bowing to pressure. He apologized for omitting reference in his proclamation to slavery. Governor, you ignorant puke, this was never about slavery or apologizing. This was the liberals making you look bad and insuring that the black vote will remain solidly Democrat. You could never please that group, so don’t try. Your apology only makes you appear weak and feckless.
From the Times Dispatch: “Despite McDonnell’s attempt to calm the waters, his apology didn’t quell the anger among Democrats.”
“I don’t give a rip if he does apologize. It’s too little and much too late,” said Sen. Louise L. Lucas, D-Portsmouth, who is black. “It’s the latest in a series of missteps that sends the wrong message.”
“And the apology could alienate his base, said Steve Farnsworth, a political scientist at George Mason University, who called the original proclamation “a serious political mistake.”