Have we just found a host for next year’s White House Correspondents Dinner? If the butts of this joke were Republicans, probably, but under the circumstances, not a chance:
CBS Sports golf analyst David Feherty apologized Sunday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for a morbid joke that went bad in a Dallas magazine.
“From my own experience visiting the troops in the Middle East, I can tell you this though,” Feherty wrote toward the end of his column.
“Despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Osama bin Laden, there’s a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death.”
Whatever your political affiliation, you have to admit this is still a lot funnier than anything Wanda Sykes said Saturday night.
In any case, it’s an absolutely ridiculous joke and Feherty was right to apologize for the outlandish and insulting premise. Everybody knows that Pelosi and Reid would never get in an elevator with a lowly U.S. soldier.