Golf analyst David Feherty has apologized for these remarks in a piece he wrote for D Magazine in reference to the Gulf War:
“This passage was a metaphor meant to describe how American troops felt about our 43rd president,” Feherty said in a statement. “In retrospect, it was inappropriate and unacceptable, and has clearly insulted Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid, and for that, I apologize. As for our troops, they know I will continue to do as much as I can for them both at home and abroad.”
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CBS Sports and the PGA Tour also condemned Feherty’s remarks. Here’s where all the trouble started, quoting from the piece in question:
“Despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Osama bin Laden, there’s a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death.”
Feherty is of Irish descent, and Irish people probably say stuff like this all the time. And obviously, the government here isn’t going to lock him up for running his mouth here (it’s not like he’s Muslim or anything). But he can certainly look forward to being audited by the IRS every year. Hopefully he won’t be driving through Dallas in a convertible anytime soon.