Last Week in Statements of Poor Taste by Public Figures
The Billings Gazette reports that Senator Conrad Burns' reasoned, calm criticism of America's Favoritest Heroes Evah (aka "firefighters") was, in fact, a little more strongly worded (and blasphemous) than the official report indicated:
"See that guy over there? He hasn't done a God-damned thing. They sit around. I saw it up on the Wedge fire and in northwestern Montana some years ago. It's wasteful. You probably paid that guy $10,000 to sit around. It's gotta change."
And the LAPD confirms that popular entertainer/martyr Mel Gibson blamed the Tribe for getting him drunk and giving him the keys:
'I'm going to fuck you. You're going to regret you ever did this to me.'" Then, Gibson "blurted out a barrage of anti-Semitic remarks about 'Fucking Jews.' Yelled out 'The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.' Then asked, 'Are you a Jew.'
Sure, Mel isn't really a political figure, but we still think his views on world affairs are worthy of just about as much respect and consideration as those of, say, Fred Barnes.
Unfortunately, like Fred Barnes and unlike Conrad Burns, we can't vote out Mel. And even if we could, we'd just end up with Bruce Willis.
Report: Burns called firefighters lazy [Billings Gazette]
Exclusive Official Confirmation! [Deadline Hollywood]