Potentially the wost apology of all time:
As for likening illegal immigrants to Satan, Krieser reluctantly apologized, explaining that he had used “a poor choice of words.” He eventually said he was sorry for what he said.
"If I had it to do over, I would not have put it up," Krieser said. "I certainly didn’t mean any offense."
I love the idea that this guy “certainly didn’t mean any offense” by his comments. I mean, how could anyone find it offensive to say that illegal immigrants make him think of Satan?
Oh, but perhaps there were other comments too? Indeed:
In a stunning online rant, a top Gov. Scott Walker official likened illegal immigrants to Satan during a Facebook debate over a bumper sticker declaring open season on foreigners living in the United States without documentation.
"You may see Jesus when you look at them,” Steven Krieser, assistant deputy secretary at the state Department of Transportation, wrote Tuesday regarding illegal immigrants. “I see Satan.”
Krieser wrote that a “stream of wretched criminals” is crossing the border without obstruction. These individuals, he said, “completely ruined” entire states and industries, breeding “the animus that many American citizens feel toward them.”
If these comments were “a poor choice of words,” I wonder what a good choice of words would have looked like?
Anyhow, I’m sure everyone is ready to accept his apology. I mean, it’s not like this guy has a history of questionable behavior. Oh, but of course he does:
This isn’t the first time that Krieser has found himself in hot water.
In 2011, he sent a memo to Division of Motor Vehicles employees saying they should not voluntarily tell state residents that they can obtain a voter identification card for free.
Krieser distributed the memo after lawmakers passed a law requiring state residents to present identification before they can vote.
Gosh, I wonder which potential voters might have had a more difficult time voting as a result of Krieser’s memo …
HT: Michael Tofias.