From the Washington Post:
Friday, August 27, 2010 :::
The Montgomery Advertiser reports that Bright, who is under fire for supporting Pelosi for Speaker in the past, joked to some voters that Pelosi might fall ill and pass away. The Advertiser only paraphrased Bright's remarks.I'm not sure this constitutes "jok[ing]" about her death, though it's obviously hard to pick up tone second-hand. Is acknowledging mortality off-limits?
So I called the reporter, Cosby Woodruff, and he gave me Bright's actual quote.
"He had been asked a question from the audience about his support for Pelosi," Woodruff told me. "He said, `Let's wait until that comes up. He listed a long list of reasons why Pelosi might not run for Speaker of the House."
"The last one was, `heck, she might even get sick and die,'" Woodruff told me.
The only real issue here is that he dodged a perfectly reasonable question, and not very well.
Labels: Bobby Bright
::: posted by Steven at 11:15 AM