Skip to comments.White House communications director apologizes to Krauthammer; Krauthammer responds
Posted on 07/31/2012 4:35:49 PM PDT by Nachum
In a statement posted on the White Houses website on Tuesday afternoon, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer revealed an email he sent to Charles Krauthammer offering an apology to syndicated columnist and Fox News Channel regular over a back-and-forth about a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Krauthammer asked that the apology which even included an endorsement for Krauthammers favorite Major League Baseball team, the Washington Nationals be made public, and Pfeiffer obliged:
I take your criticism seriously and you are correct that you are owed an apology. There was clearly an internal confusion about the two busts and there was no intention to deceive. I clearly overshot the runway in my post. The point I was trying to make under the belief that the Bust in the residence was the one previously in the Oval Office was that this oft repeated talking point about the bust being a symbol of President Obamas failure to appreciate the special relationship is false. The bust that was returned was returned as a matter of course with all the other artwork that had been loaned to President Bush for display in his Oval Office and not something that President Obama or his Administration chose to do. I still think this is an important point and one I wish I had communicated better.
‘there was no intention to deceive’
Apology not accepted.
There was no apology...if you read carefully.
Thanks Nachum, additional:
English Translation: "I'm sorry that you didn't understand what I was trying to say."
You are correct. “I apologize” is just not the same as saying, “you are owed an apology,” and explaining why the one owed was wrong after all.
Stinkin’ slimeball Pfeiffer is a major liar, but not everyone is too stupid to notice, “Mr.**” P.
**It’s the Hollyweird White Hut — one never knows the “orientation” of any of the staff, czars, assistants, advisers, etc., etc.