Monday, March 16, 2009

Senator Charles Grassley - a class act?

Rightfully outraged at AIG executive bonuses following a massive government bailout, Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) suggested that he would "feel a little bit better" if those executives would "follow the Japanese model and take that deep bow and say I'm sorry, and then either do one of two things - resign or go commit suicide."  (Link to Politico story here.)

Classy, don't you think?

Now, I don't pretend to be politically correct.  I'm all for free speech and rhetoric, but Grassley's comments are vaguely racist, insensitive, and downright stupid.

3/17/09 update:  Grassley explains his statement.  Associated Press story here.


Dameon said...

SLC - he's a republican! Shame on you!

St. Louis Conservative said...

While I'm certainly glad the GOP has Grassley's vote in the Senate, even Republicans should be held accountable for their own stupidity. The Democrats don't have a monopoly on it - just an abundance.