Monday, September 22, 2008

Fernando C'DeBaca out of context

I'll give Fernando C'DeBaca the benefit of the doubt. He explains that he was quoted out of context by the BBC reporter who quoted him saying Hispanics were superior to African-Americans. His apology is solid, while emphasizing that he was misunderstood:

I sincerely apologize to all the members of the African American community, and of course to the community at large for any misunderstanding my comments may have brought about.

C'DeBaca has had a contentious career as Bernalillo County GOP chair. Even outgoing Senator Pete Domenici and Representative Heather Wilson opposed his re-election to the position. He's gotten in his share of fights. Even if this was a serious gaffe and an insensitive remark, his explanation is believable, and I hope the blogosphere acknowledges it.

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