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Posted on 10/15/2002 3:48:25 PM PDT by Willie Green
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Steve Largent, Republican nominee for governor, used a vulgarism during a television interview and one of his opponents quickly aired a commercial criticizing him for it.
Largent called a question about his whereabouts during the Sept. 11 attacks ``bull----'' during a taped interview broadcast Sunday night at KOKH, the local Fox affiliate. The word was bleeped. He later issued an apology.
Largent, a football star turned politician who resigned from Congress to run for governor this year, was hunting in Idaho on Sept. 11, 2001. He didn't learn of the attacks until he emerged from the woods Sept. 13, but in his absence, his staff issued a statement indicating his reaction even though staffers were not in contact with him.
Largent did not like a question about that and other inquiries from KOKH anchor Andrew Speno, and said the discussion should center on the issues.
``That's not policy, that's bull..., all this stuff about where were you on 9-11,'' he said.
Gary Richardson, independent candidate for governor, quickly aired a television commercial that plays the bleeped remark twice and says the state needs a governor who shows more respect.
Brad Henry, the Democratic candidate, said the incident speaks volumes, adding, ``I think we've gotten 100 phone calls from people who were upset.''
In his apology, Largent said his wife reminded him that what is appropriate on a football field is not for a candidate.
``I lowered myself and gave an unprofessional and undignified response, and I regret that,'' he said. He said he also wrote a note of apology to Speno.
It's not "compassionate".
You know, like President Bush did to that Clymer puffball.
Star? STAR?? The man is a god among mortals!
So? I know thousands and thousands of people who were upset by President "Sinkmaster" Clinton using the nation's Home, the White House, as his personal glory-hole.
Address the nauseating bullsh*t in your own party, Mr. Henry, then you might have some leisure to criticize another.
When I read this headline, I thought he might have had some reason to have spoken the name of the junior Senator from New York. But it turns out he just used the word "b-s-t," not "Hillary," so I don't see how he offended, or how this story has legs.
PBS and David Frost let Richard Nixon say the same word -- (without the bull) on teevee.
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