If he were here (which he’s not) he would say (which he didn’t)…
Uber-Christian and former football player Steve Largent, Republican nominee for governor in Oklahoma got a bit testy the other night on TV and uttered a “vulgaritry”.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Steve Largent, Republican nominee for governor, used a vulgarism during a television interview and one of his opponents quickly aired a commercial criticizing him for it.
Largent called a question about his whereabouts during the Sept. 11 attacks “bull….” during a taped interview broadcast Sunday night at KOKH, the local Fox affiliate. The word was bleeped. He later issued an apology.
Largent, a football star turned politician who resigned from Congress to run for governor this year, was hunting in Idaho on Sept. 11, 2001. He didn’t learn of the attacks until he emerged from the woods Sept. 13, but in his absence, his staff issued a statement indicating his reaction even though staffers were not in contact with him.
Largent did not like a question about that and other inquiries from KOKH anchor Andrew Speno, and said the discussion should center on the issues.
“That’s not policy, that’s bull…, all this stuff about where were you on 9-11,” he said.
Now, far be it for me to go all Michael-Medved on him about using bad language (“You talk to God with that mouth, boy?”), but I was intrigued by another part from above:
…but in his absence, his staff issued a statement indicating his reaction even though staffers were not in contact with him
“Congressman Largent is deeply saddened by this horrific event”
“If Congressman Largent were here, we bet he would be horrified and saddened by this event”
“We can’t reach Congressman Largent but we have put in a call to God who speaks to him daily, so we should hear from him soon”
“Congressman Largent checked in with us and we tried to tell him about this heinous attack on America, but he was so excited about an eight-point buck that he dropped with a lung shot, that he didn’t hear a word we said. But we’re sure he was saddened by it. The attack. Not the deer. He was pretty excited about that.”