Today Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid is apologizing, not for constantly blaming everything under the sun on the Koch brothers, but for saying stupid stuff about Asians that wouldn't even make the cut at the most decrepit Catskills comedy club back in the day. Politico notes:
The apology was prompted by remarks he made Thursday to the Asian Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas and after video was posted by conservative trackers.
"The Asian population is so productive. I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are," Reid said to applause, remarks first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
After a man was introduced to the podium, Reid said: "One problem I've had today is keeping my Wongs straight."
On Friday, Reid offered a mea culpa: "My comments were in extremely poor taste and I apologize. Sometimes I say the wrong thing."
Well, at least he didn't say "Wong thing," and then bray out "Amiright, folks?" while laughing at his own cleverness.
The punchline ended up being on Reid, as it often is. The chamber rejected his Democratic choice for lieutenant governor and endorsed the Republican instead.
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And because it's always worthwhile (courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon):