Tom Cole lights a fire under a politician’s toes in today’s Journal ($sub. req.).

Bernalillo County Commissioner Michael Wiener e-mailed a joke to friends.

Here’s the joke: “In a recent survey requested by President Obama, African-Americans have proved to be the most likely to have sex in the shower!
“In the survey, carried out for him by a leading toiletries firm, a huge majority, 86 percent, of African-Americans said that they have enjoyed sex in the shower.
“The other 14 percent said they hadn’t been to prison yet.”

Then comes Wiener, plodding along the same predictable path we see over and over and over when these kinds of things go public.

“If someone is offended, then I am very apologetic,” he says.


Why do they always say that?