HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Gov Romney Apologizes For Outraging Black Leaders With "Tar Baby" Comment...

Gov. Mitt Romney has apologized for referring to the troubled Big Dig construction project as a "tar baby" during a fundraiser with Iowa Republicans, saying he didn't know anyone would be offended by the term some consider a racial epithet.

In a speech Saturday, Romney, a Republican considering a run for president in 2008, acknowledged he took a big political risk in taking control of the project after a fatal tunnel ceiling collapse, but said inaction would have been even worse.

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