Don’t Apologize Nancy

Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America:

“We regret that many people have misconstrued our recent advertisement about Mr. [sic] Roberts’ record. Unfortunately, the debate over that advertisement has become a distraction from the serious discussion we hoped to have with the American public.”

This is not, of course, an apology. It’s blaming the recipients of a communication for their failure to understand.

I beg to differ. It was easy to understand, and it makes quite clear what the moral values of NARAL are. Here’s the translation:

“We regret that many people are too stupid to understand the nuance of showing Judge Roberts’ picture superimposed on video of buildings blowing up while the audio claimed he supported bombers of abortion clinics. Unfortunately, we screwed up big time. Our media director has resigned. The storm of protest, even from our pet Senators, has caused us to re-evaluate the gulliblity of the American public.”

So don’t apologize, Nancy. Keep it up. I’m sure there are still a fair few who haven’t got your message.

You’ve set your credibility back two decades.