Monday, February 22, 2010

He Must Be Doing Something Right

It's been reported that my good friend Delegate Bob Marshall (R-13th) said that "disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy." Well that's not a direct quotation, but that was the gist of it.

Now, never mind that Marshall already has apologized for the impression that what he called his "poorly chosen words" may have left. And never mind the fact that he is
one of the Assembly’s most outspoken advocates on behalf of expanded treatment and support for children with autism and other disabilities. His approach to autism legislation has even antagonized members of his own GOP caucus.

Virginia's moonbatosphere is abuzz with feigned outrage. Even the occasionally-sensible Waldo Jaquith is attacking.

However, Bob Holsworth --- while acknowleding that "
It’s a made for national attention story" --- credits Marshall for quickly retracting his remarks.

Don't bet that the moonbat far Left will accept --- some won't even acknowledge --- Marshall's apology.

However, I've known and respected Bob Marshall for long enough to know that he's smart enough to ignore those attacking him now. After all, they're not really ticked off about this comment. The only "apology" that they want from Marshall is an apology for being a Conservative and a Republican.

I hope they hold their collective breath for that.

And after all, it's not like Delegate Marshall said that his daughters shouldn't be punished for premarital or promiscuous sex with a baby, or anything like that. We all know that those on the far Left would never forgive or forget a politician who made such an outrageous statement.


Waldo Jaquith said...

If I attack Bob Marshall, you'll know it. :) In fact, what I wrote was that petitions are a waste of time and that his views represent those of his constituents. If that qualifies as an attack, then Virginia politics must be a far more civil thing than I thought!

Citizen Tom said...

The is a Liberal tempest in a teapot, the Liberal version of a Tea Party.

I suspect what really hurts Marshall is the possibility some will believe the accusation. It is old notion, not with a Biblical basis, that we are punished for the sins of our parents. The problem is that none of us have the wisdom or the insight to easily know which of our "punishments" is for which of our parent's sins, if any.

I don't think Marshall claimed that he has any special insight. He just said abortion of the first born is a health risk for any children a woman latter decides to have.