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John Shadegg Apologizes To Bloomberg With A More Subtle Brand Of Insipid Fearmongering

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:40 PM ET

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Yesterday, we brought you word of that time Representative John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) strolled on to the floor of the House and just started riffing on some of the terror-porn screenplay fantasies he's been having ever since Attorney General Eric Holder decided that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four henchmen would stand trial in New York federal court for the September 11th attacks:

SHADEGG: I saw the Mayor of New York said today, "We're tough. We can do it." Well, Mayor, how are you going to feel when it's your daughter that's kidnapped at school by a terrorist? How are you going to feel when it's some clerk -- some innocent clerk of the court -- whose daughter or son is kidnapped? Or the judge's wife, or the jailer's little brother or little sister? This is political correctness run amok.

Well, since then, Shadegg has tendered an apology, of sorts, to Bloomberg, that's still pretty much couched in generic fear-mongering.

SHADEGG: I apologize for the insensitivity of my remarks with respect to the mayor or his family, however I think it is important to note that this decision involves potential risk to innocent people.

Now, right about now, you might be wondering, "Is John Shadegg so clueless that he doesn't realize that terrorists pose a 'potential risk to innocent people' no matter how or where or if or when Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is tried?" And the answer is, no, he's not that clueless. But Shadegg is not about to let reality impede his ability to offer insipid and self-indulgent political grandstanding!

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