View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Obama "Apologizes"

I'm pretty critical of President Obama, especially when it comes to his abortion policies, but today he did something honorable.

Earlier in the week he stepped into a situation involving the arrest of a friend. Obama bad-mouthed the police department, and implied racism was involved.

Today, he apologized (sort of).

The President made a surprise appearance at the daily White House briefing and said that he “could have calibrated” his words more carefully. And he described the incident as "a teachable moment."

Obama had earlier called the police officer and spoken with him for five minutes.

According to a New York Times report, "Mr. Obama did not use the word “apology,” but aides said that was the sentiment conveyed during his phone call with Sergeant Crowley."

Good for him.


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