Minnesota pol aplogizes for offensive tweet

Garofalo
Garofalo
Posted: March 12, 2014

AND NOW, another episode of the tiresome reality series in which people give meaningless apologies the day after saying something monumentally stupid.

Today's Simpleton of Spin is Pat Garofalo, a Republican state representative from Minnesota, who yesterday "sincerely apologized" for a tweet he made Sunday night.

"Let's be honest," Garofalo wrote on Sunday, "70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime."

At some point, someone must have told Garofalo, who will be running for a fifth term in the fall, that the majority of NBA players are black. Someone must have also told him his birdbrained babble could cost him votes because yesterday, he recanted.

"I sincerely apologize to those who I unfairly categorized," said Garofalo, who is white. "The NBA has many examples of players and owners who are role models for our communities and for our country."

Then, just to make sure that we all know what a multicultural guy he is, he said: "I don't have a racist bone in my body. I pride myself on the fact I've tutored in inner-city Minneapolis."

Good for you Pat. Why not make that your re-election slogan?

Fighting words

Marcin Gortat thinks he knows how to make the NBA game more exciting.

The Wizards center Marcin Gortat told Kyle Weidie of TrueHoop that the league should allow players to duke it out during games à la the NHL.

" . . . You go to an ice hockey game, and the one thing they're waiting for is a fight, you know what I'm saying? So if they could set it up something like that in the NBA. That if there are two guys and they have a problem, if they could just separate everybody. And these two people that have problem, if they could fight . . . Quick, 15-20 seconds, throw few punches, then referees jump in and break this thing up."

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