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On the subject of the speaker


Since you brought her up, K-Lo…

In the many many howls of concern over my CPB nomination, one joke I wrote in 2005 about Speaker Pelosi was frequently cited as evidence of my general unworthiness to serve the world of public broadcasting. It was all more than a bit silly, but…

I want to apologize for that joke.

Here’s why: some pretty nasty things were written about me in the last few months, and I didn’t like it one bit. I took a totally unprovoked swipe at Ms. Pelosi for no good reason, other than I thought it might be funny. Now that I know how it feels, I’m not going to do that again. I think I can be funny without it.


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