Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Following up on yesterday’s gob-smacking bit of right-wing nutsery in which Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) speculated on the prognosis of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg after her cancer surgery (I guess in between being a middling pitcher in the majors he went to med school), he made a half-assed attempt at an apology.

“I apologize if my comments offended Justice Ginsberg,” Bunning said. “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.”

“If” his comments offended? How could they not?

Apparently this latest bit of ass-hattery is too much even for his own party; the Kentucky GOP is beginning to look for someone else to run for the seat.