Mark Alan Siegel, the Palm Beach County Party Chairman for the Democrat Party, forgets one of the fundamental rules of life: If you are going to say something stupid and bigoted make sure you are not on video!
Here is his apology after he realized his words were going viral on the net:
“I apologize to all Democrats and Floridians for my ill chosen words last night. After watching the interview I realize that what I said did not accurately make the point I was trying to establish. More importantly I apologize to all Christians, Jews and other people of faith for any embarrassment or anger my remarks may have caused. Throughout my life I have practiced religious tolerance among all people of faith. I am sincerely sorry for any remarks I made that may have diminished that record. I alone am responsible for my remarks and I pray that they are not taken as the position of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party.”
Here is the statement of Yael Hershfield, interim director of the Jewish Anti-Defamation League in Florida:
“The Anti-Defamation League is glad to see that Mr. Siegel has issued a sincere apology for his offensive comments about Christians, and that he made it clear he was solely responsible for them. Religious bigotry has no place in politics and civil society.”
As the Democrat convention lurches from disaster to disaster, I am beginning to believe there is only one logical conclusion: Karl Rove has learned how to exercise mind control over the powers that be at the Democrat convention. Either that or an outbreak of an epidemic of sheer blinding stupidity within the party of the jackass.
Update: The dufus has resigned after initially spurning calls for his resignation on Thursday. A pity really, as I think he was only giving voice to anti-Christian sentiments that, at the very least, a substantial minority of the delegates at the recently concluded Democrat convention would heartily have endorsed. He deserves to remain a symbol of what the contemporary Democrat party has morphed into.