That's the gist of the "apology" from South Carolina State Senator Jake Knotts (R – Lexington) to Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley (who is of Sikh extraction) and President Obama, who was born in Kenya.
Speaking on Columbia's "Pub Politics" radio show, Knotts joked about Haley:
“We already got one raghead in the White House. We don’t need another in the Governor’s Mansion.”
Sensitive raghead that she is (and a woman to boot), Haley complained. And now the PC Police have forced Knotts, a white man:
to apologize to a bunch of ragheads for the crime of having a sense of humor.
My ‘raghead’ comments about Obama and Haley were intended in jest. Bear in mind that this is a freewheeling, anything-goes Internet radio show that is broadcast from a pub. It’s like a local political version of ‘Saturday Night Live.’
Since my intended humorous context was lost in translation, I apologize. I still believe Ms. Haley is pretending to be someone she is not, much as Obama did, but I apologize to both for an unintended slur.
You see, it was all a joke. But of course the speech Nazis will probably call for Knotts, a decorated prison guard with an Associate's Degree in Correctional Science before he entered the jungle of politics, and a God-fearing white man at that, to resign from the Senate.
I for one don't believe that the censors should win. I encourage you to contact Karen Floyd, chairwoman of the South Carolina Republican Party, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Glenn McConnell, President of the Senate, to let them know how you feel.
Tell them that the Republican Party will never take back control of this country if it knuckles under and censors a decorated, white prison guard, all to please a bunch of politically correct ragheads who don't worship God and can't even take a joke.
As for Senator Knotts, maybe he should console himself with the words of the greatest poet in the whole entire history of the English language:
Take up the White Man's burden–
And reap his old reward:
The blame of those ye better,
The hate of those ye guard–
The cry of hosts ye humour
(Ah, slowly!) toward the light:–
"Why brought he us from bondage,
Our loved Egyptian night?"