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Imagine What He Would Say About a Birther in High Heels

Ken Buck has had a pretty rough streak lately. First, he attempts to draw a distinction with GOP Senate primary rival Jane Norton by saying he doesn’t wear high heels; now he has managed to irk both sides on the Obama birth-certificate issue.

He said, “On an audio tape obtained by The Denver Post, Buck was caught muttering ‘will you tell those dumba—s at the Tea Party to stop asking questions about birth certificates while I’m on the camera?’ outside a June 11 event in Crowley.”

Some might not like that phrase. On the other hand, there’s not much obfuscation. Of course, from the way he phrased it, it’s easy to think he’s using the term “Tea Party” and Birthers synonymously. Notice the AP headline: “Colo. candidate regrets slam against tea party.”

Now Buck is apologizing for using that word, which is now, inevitably, going to be seen as an apology to the Birthers.


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