In the first incident, Mel Gibson, an "authentic" Catholic made the news in California. Gibson is the man who made "The Passion of the Christ". When questioned about the anti-Semitic nature of his film he said that "The Passion" was not anti-Semitic and "To be anti-Semitic is to be un-Christian, and I'm not." So what do you make of this when Mel was arrested for speeding and drunk driving this past weekend:
According to reports, Gibson said to his arresting officer, "F***ing Jews. The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." He then asked the deputy, "Are you a Jew?"In addition to other remarks he made he now apologizes for making "despicable" comments to the arresting officer and blames it on his alcoholism problem.
In the other story, our anti-gay Governor Willard Romney also uses language unbecoming of an elected official. Once again leaving the Commonwealth of Massachusetts behind he headed for Iowa:
Gov. Mitt Romney has apologized for referring to the troubled Big Dig construction project as a "tar baby" during a fundraiser with Iowa Republicans, saying he didn't know anyone would be offended by the term some consider a racial epithet.My question is "If he didn't know it was a racial epithet what, in Gov. Romney's world, IS a tar baby?" If he knows enough about the term to use it at a fundraiser for Iowa Republicans he must know how it came about.
It reminds me of the time the first President Bush went to a grocery store and was amazed at the laser scanners used for checking out. Is the Governor so out of touch with people of color that he didn't know it was a derogatory term. Hard to believe. I also wonder how many people of color was in attendance at this Iowa fundraiser.
"He was unaware that some people find the term objectionable and he's sorry if anyone's offended," Fehrnstrom said.