Goofus and Gallant

Chapter Two: Gov. Goofus seems to like killing people


Jake Tapper
October 16, 2000 11:09PM (UTC)

Vice President Gallant asks questions when it's not his place to ask them.

GALLANT: "Both Senator Lieberman and Secretary Cheney said they were reviewing their views on same-sex relationships. What's your position on that?"

"There's a bill pending called the employment non-discrimination act ... I wonder if the governor would lend his support to that law."

Advertisement:

Gov. Goofus decides the American people might not like his answers, so he doesn't offer them.

GOOFUS: "I'm a person who respects other people."

"I will be a tolerant person."

"I don't know the particulars of this law ... I support equal rights but not special rights for people."

Vice President Gallant sincerely apologizes for getting some facts wrong. He seems, perhaps, a little too sincere.

GALLANT: "I got some of the details wrong last week in the examples I used last week and I'm sorry about that and I'm going to try to do better... I can't promise that I will never get another detail wrong. I can promise you that I will try not to. And hard."

Advertisement:

Gov. Goofus doesn't apologize for squashing a hate crimes bill, because they kill people who kill people down in Texas. Goofus seems to like killing people.

GOOFUS: "The three men who murdered James Byrd -- guess what's going to happen to them? They'll be put to death. A jury found them guilty."

"It's going to be hard to punish them any worse after they're put to death."

Back to the Goofus and Gallant homepage


Jake Tapper

Jake Tapper is the senior White House correspondent for ABC News.

MORE FROM Jake Tapper



BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••


Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •