Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa recently made some remarks regarding the AIG executives set to receive massive bonuses. The comments are beyond the pale of public discourse and should be strongly rebuked by his colleagues in the senate.

He said:

"... I would suggest the first thing that would make me feel a little bit better toward them if they'd follow the Japanese example and come before the American people and take that deep bow and say, I'm sorry, and then either do one of two things: resign or go commit suicide. And in the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology."

This kind of comment is unbecoming a senator and be off-limits. Senator Grassley should apologize for this remark just as he believes the AIG executives should.

1 comment:

A. B. Caneday said...

Perhaps Charles Grassley should take his own advice. All I ask is that he first apologize and then resign and go away quietly. Of course, the same goes for all the other sanctimonious senators and representatives, including Bugs Bunny, I mean, Barney Frank.