In a posting on her Facebook page Monday, Palin blasted Emanuel for calling an idea from some of President Obama's supporters "f---ing retarded" during an August meeting with liberal groups and White House aides.
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Emanuel made the remarks after some participants said they planned to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were critical of Obama's health care agenda.
Emanuel reportedly apologized for the remarks in a phone call last week to Tim Shriver, CEO of the Special Olympics, which has launched a campaign to end use of the "R" word.
"Rahm called Tim Shriver Wednesday to apologize and the apology was accepted," a White House official told Politico.com on Tuesday.
So 1) Do you think his apology, such as it was, was enough? and 2) Who gets to choose who gets the apology? WHY the special Olympics guy?
Answer by momof030404 at 5:02 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:03 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:07 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
Sooo anon...leave PALIN out of this and try to focus on the ONE that SAID something stupid HERE. Do you think RAHM EMANUELS comments were ok? Do you think HE should get a pass on this? and do you think who HE chose to apologize too was ok? I guess some of you can think coherently when Palins name is brought up. Do you think HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE did anything wrong and should have to do more that a little apology to this person?
Answer by momof030404 at 5:08 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:09 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:11 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:12 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
I get you Chrissy. I just always wonder that. They always apologize to SOMEONE and I wonder how they pick WHO! LOL. I do NOT think he should be fired but I AM a little surprised that this didnt get more coverage and more outrage. I mean, I realize that there are the semantics of the word and that it quite literally meant "slow" but when you say something is F-ing retarded thats pretty crappy and insulting and MEANT to be. Like I said....I wouldnt call for his job, but I dont think a back door apolgy to some random person connected with those with mental disabilities is enough....you know. This is a high ranking official and he should do better.
Answer by momof030404 at 5:16 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
leave PALIN out of this and try to focus on the ONE that SAID something stupid HERE. Do you think RAHM EMANUELS comments were ok? No.
Do you think HE should get a pass on this? No and he didn't. He's apologized and it was accepted.
and do you think who HE chose to apologize too was ok? Was anyone else asking for an apology? Who do YOU think he should have apologized to?
Do you think HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE did anything wrong and should have to do more that a little apology to this person? Are you done shrieking yet? Yes, what he said was wrong. He apologized. What else do you want him to do? Resign? Of course you do.
Answer by DEpley at 5:17 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 5:20 PM on Feb. 2, 2010