Friday, June 2, 2006

At a Queens College graduation ceremony yesterday, New York state comptroller Alan Hevesi put his foot in his mouth when he tried to praise Senator Schumer, saying the senator "will put a bullet between the president's eyes if he could get away with it." And then, of course, he was forced to apologize, because even though Republicans run the entire country, they're insecure little weenies.

I believe Hevesi should have apologized, too. Like this: "I'm sorry... that you're all too dumb to grasp the concept of a metaphor. Certainly the president's No Child Left Behind education reforms will ensure that this confusion never happens again."

However, Hevesi's using the indicative mood when he should've used the subjunctive? Unforgivable.