Monday, October 13, 2008

Warner Admits Calling Conservative Groups "threatening to what it means to be an American"

"One of the things you are going to see is a coalition that is just about completely taken over the Republican Party in this state and, if they have their way it's going to take over state government. It is made up of the Christian Coalition, but not just them. It is made up of the right-to-lifers, but not just them. It's made up of the NRA, but not just them. It is made up of the home schoolers, but not just them. It's made up of a whole coalition of people that have all sorts of differing views that I think most of us in this room would find threatening to what it means to be an American."

So said Mark Warner in May 1994.

After 14 years of denials, according to the Jim Gilmore for Senate campaign, Gov. Warner has finally admitted that he made the offensive comments.

"After repeatedly denying for years that he made these intolerant statements, Mark Warner this weekend finally owned up to the hurtful remarks after an audio recording of him making these demeaning comments was made public," said Ana Gamonal, the Gilmore Campaign Communications Director, according to a news release today.

"What is even sadder than his admitting that he had lied, after of years of denial, is the best Mark Warner could offer was that his comments were perhaps "over the top" and that he had [']learned a lot['] since then, with no offer of an apology to the people he attacked ...," Gamonal said.


hoobie said...

Warner was and is absolutely correct. And the results of the coming election will validate his view.

Anonymous said...

I'll enjoy seeing Warner's D.C. police mugshot after he gets arrested in the Union Station men's room a la Larry Crain.

The only question is, who will Gov. McDonnell appoint to fill the vacancy. Hmmmm... George Allen is probably free.

Anonymous said...

That should be Larry Craig, not Larry Crain.

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