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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Alan Hevesi The Diplomat Of The Left

On Wednesday Alan Hevesi was accepting the Democrat Party nomination for his bid for a second, four-year term as New York State Comptroller. Hevesi previously had been a professor of government and politics at Queens College.

On Thursday, during a graduation speech at Queens College Hevesi referred to his fellow commencement speaker, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) with these words:

"The man who, how do I phrase this diplomatically, who will put a bullet between the president's eyes if he could get away with it. The toughest senator, the best representative. A great, great member of the Congress of the United States."
Imagine what Hevesi might have said during the graduation speech if he wasn’t trying to be diplomatic. Some might consider Osama bin Laden, Kim Jong-il, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. and Saddam Hussein as possible candiates for a bullet between the eyes if they could get away with it. Not for Hevesi, it’s the President of the United States that comes to mind.

A Senator with political courage would have taken the opportunity to tell the students Hevesi’s remarks were repugnant and unacceptable for anyone to make, especially an elected official. A Senator with political courage would have called for Hevesi’s resignation. Instead, Senator Charles Schumer accepted Hevesi’s apology.

“I apologize to the president of the United States" and to the fellow state politician, Sen. Charles Schumer.” Hevesi said he hadn't been in touch with the White House but he hoped his apology reached President Bush.

Schumer spokeswoman Risa Heller said the senator was satisfied with Hevesi's apology. "Comptroller Hevesi was trying to make a point," Heller said. "He went way too far, and it was inappropriate and wrong. He has apologized to both the senator and the president, and we believe that ends the matter.".
The left is constantly getting away with the most outrageous statements. This sort of talk has become “mainstream” among the political left and is tolerated, even applauded. Will Hevesi face any repercussions? We wouldn’t bet on it. Schumer believes Hevesi’s apology ends the matter, sadly he’s probably right.



2 Comments:

At 9:51 AM, Blogger taxmaxed said...

I am absolutely outraged by Hevesi's comment!!! And further outraged by Schumer's casual response to it. What have we come to as a country?! Our government leaders espousing murder and lawlessness and think that's fine?! There's a very fine line between the Democratic party and the terriorists and that line is getting smaller and smaller.

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger njgalaxie73 said...

He's got my endorsement as the Democratic Presidential Candidate in '08!;-)

 

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