Skip to comments.Senate candidate Baumgartner won't apologize for telling reporter 'go (expletive) yourself'
Posted on 08/22/2012 1:42:53 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
State Senator and U.S. Senate candidate Michael Baumgartner issued an apology Tuesday, then retracted it after apparently sending a profane email to a reporter for the political blog Publicola.
"Let me just say, Josh had it coming in this email, and I don't apologize," Baumgartner told KIRO 7's Graham Johnson on Tuesday afternoon. "Look, it's a naughty word. It doesn't amount to a whole lot."
The email, which Publicola writer Josh Feit published on his blog, featured a photo of Baumgartner holding a gun and included the text, Josh, this is Pat Feeks, a Navy SEAL killed last week in Afghanistan. Take a good look and then go f*** yourself. (Note: The original email did not include asterisks.)
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"...regarding PubliColas article that published a private e-mail between him and PubliCola editor, Josh Feit."
People write all kinds of things in private e-mails, as you well know.
The stupid party rears its ugly head and its behind. It'll be a miracle if Obama's replaced and doubly-so if somehow the GOP won the senate.
The presstitutes NEED to be told off, in no uncertain terms, and regularly.
Mr. Baumgartner would be having foot-in-mouth disease if he were to apologize.
Are you male or female?Yes, it matters.
This is Oregon. Please, in the future, make some indication in the title, or for that matter in the text, so the rest of us in the other 56 states know WTF you are posting about.
Something else everybody needs to read. Another American hero killed...for what? A story about Patrick Feeks’ death:
It was always Patrick Feeks’ dream to be among the United States Navy’s elite and become a SEAL. After he achieved that goal in 2008, he served two tours of duty in Iraq and had been in Afghanistan since December.
Feeks was killed in action in Afghanistan last Thursday.
He was expected to return home to Edgewater this fall, but instead of planning his homecoming, his family and friends are now trying to determine how to honor their fallen warrior.
Naval Special Warfare Officer First Class Feeks was killed in action last Thursday when the helicopter he was riding in crashed during a firefight with insurgents.
“He felt what he was doing in Afghanistan with his platoon was what he had been trained to do,” Tom Feeks, Patrick’s father, said. “He was doing good work and he was proud and very, very happy.”
Patrick came from a military family; both his wife and his sister both also serve in the Navy. Friends say that he was a selfless and driven person.
“He had a rare zest for life that few people ever find,” Michael Diehl, Patrick’s friend, said. “Everything in his life he approached with a passion like nothing I’ve ever seen before.”
Would have been nice if they had gotten his rank right.
I am female and I realize it matters. I know men are more accustomed to salty language and that it’s pretty commonplace in work and casual settings for men to use profanity during conversation with one another.
My husband, sons and other male family members do not talk that way in the presence of ladies and I respect them for it.
Most women do not talk this way - well, at least the women I know and like to spend time with.
So yes, my viewpoint on this is obviously much different than others who are weighing in on this topic.
I respect your position and I dont speak that way around the women folk(or at least I try not to)I would have said something stronger to the supposed reporter but thats just me.There is time for decorum and this wasnt it.imo
I said when I saw a GOP Sen candidate had gotten in trouble (Akin) that I hoped it was the guy in WA or some other state we weren’t gonna win anyway. Jeez!!
Unfortunately this race is a huge longshot with or without him throwing F bombs.
At least this was a male reporter he told off. It would have been much worse it was a woman. Then the media would pool it with Akin story to “paint a picture” like they did with “corruption” in 2006.
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