Well, that didn't take long. Kentucky senator and former Phillie Jim Bunning apologized for practically wishing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg into the cornfield recently. But on closer inspection, what's wrong with his apology?
From the New York Daily News:
"I apologize if my comments offended Justice Ginsberg. That certainly was not my intent. It is great to see her back at the Supreme Court today and I hope she recovers quickly. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family."
A. He misspelled Ginsburg.
B. It's one of those half-baked non-apology apologies.
C. Bunning obviously didn't write it. At the time it was composed, he was playing with toy army men on his desk.
D. No mention of the time Ginsburg tripled off him in spring training.
If you guessed A, B and possibly C, you win a cookie. Here are Bunning's original comments, which we brought to you in high definition earlier today. He speculates on the hard time the Republicans are going to give Obama's next Supreme Court appointee when Bader-Ginsburg dies, because she has "that bad kind of cancer. ... She probably won't live nine months."
Yeah, hard to believe anyone would be upset by that. In fact I think I saw it once on a Hallmark card.
Look, just give up now, Bunning. Bader-Ginsburg didn't take that shit from John C. Calhoun, and she's not going to take it from you.