Friday, January 31, 2014

Representative Michael Grimes Apology Tour

Rep. Michael Grimes of R-New York deserves credit for serving in the U.S. Marines and the FBI. However, as the entire nation was to see, Grimes does have a temper after threatening to throw a reporter off a balcony and breaking him like a boy after the reporter started to question him regarding a campaign finance probe.

Let's not excuse Grimes, however the reporter did bushwhack the congressman about an issue which was totally off topic when Grimes apparently agreed to respond only to the President's State of the Union address.

So was the congressman right to be angry? Probably his anger was justified by the ambush.  And judging by the rep's temper,  if the camera was not running and he was overseas operating in his previous career, reporter Michael Scotto might not be around today!

But regardless the reporter survived and is now a media hero.   Grimes capitulated and has scheduled a lunch with the reporter to apologize.  Well, would love to be a fly on the wall to hear that conversation. 

 But chances are pretty good that reporter Scotto probably will not be getting any one-on-one time with the representative  for an exclusive interview again.

Regardless what the rep's official press release may say, Grimes joins the ranks of politicians and celebrities  going  on an apology tour for  actions he likely  is not sorry for.  Grimes should have just stuck to his guns and  kept  his mouth shut versus going on a public relations campaign to repair his public image. 

Sounds like Grimes has bigger legal  issues looming over him versus making a forced apology to a man he'd rather snap in half like a boy.  

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