Durbin apologizes...sort of
So Dick Durbin finally went to the floor of the Senate where he had so recently slandered the US military, then denied it, then stood by his remarks and kind of apologized. What he said was "Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line, and to them I extend my heartfelt apologies." After a weeks worth of beatings from the political right, he finally caved. Why? Because Mayor Daley told him to, plain and simple. Yes, the mayor may be weakened by his own political scandals and looming federal indictments, but he hasn't forgotten how to read a political poll and tell which way the wind is blowing. Following the recruit graduation of today's date, the mayor was quoted "I think it's a disgrace to say that any man or woman in the military act like that.'' Please note that he is about the only big name democrat in the country to repudiate Durbin.