I mean, I’m sure that Speaker Boehner appreciates Podesta’s ‘apology’…
In an old interview, my snark got in front of my judgment. I apologize to Speaker Boehner, whom I have always respected.
— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) December 18, 2013
A new Politico profile quotes Podesta as likening the GOP to “a cult worthy of Jonestown” — a reference to an ambush by cult members more than three decades ago that killed Rep. Leo J. Ryan (D-Calif.) and seriously injured a top aide, now-Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.).
Rep. Speier is not on my Christmas card list, and I am not on hers. But Podesta should have apologized to her (and to Rep. Ryan’s surviving family) first. I mean, we over here on the Right are used to Democrats speaking in a inappropriately partisan and trivializing way about disasters and outrages; it seems just a little unpleasant that people like Podesta think that they can do the same thing to people on their side of the aisle, too.
Bad form, White House. Bad form.