If you are going to say you are sorry — you might as well say for what and to whom.
Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman was recorded telling supporters at a fundraiser on May 12:
“I don’t know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I don’t know that,” Coffman said. “But I do know this, that in his heart, he’s not an American. He’s just not an American.”
Shortly after a local TV station aired the tape (apparently recorded without the Congressman’s knowledge), Coffman issued a written statement saying he misspoke and apologized. But neither he nor his staff would elaborate — so a reporter from KUSA-TV ambushed him.
No matter the question, Coffman robotically responded: I stand by my statement (repudiating he previous statement) and I have apologized. Check out the video below.
Clearly that tactic didn’t work — so yesterday a OPED in Coffman’s name was published in the Denver Post.
In it he called his original remarks “boneheaded” (no argument there) but added that he has never been afraid to say he was wrong (a trait which probably has come in handy for him). In the OPED he said: “I believe President Obama loves this country and wakes up every morning trying to do what is best for our nation, even if I disagree with his approach.” Too bad he couldn’t come up with that line when he was ambushed by the television reporter a couple days earlier.