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Sunday, January 28, 2007


by Rochelle Ratner

December 2, 2006

Kramer's Michael Richards apologizes for the prejudicial
comments during his comedy act, but you have to understand: he
was being heckled. Mel Gibson says it was really the alcohol, and
he's getting help now. Danny DeVito's sorry he showed up drunk
for Barbara Walters' show. Mark Foley's sorry he ever bought a
computer. The Pope's sorry about his Moslem comments, then
again he's sorry the whole world isn't Catholic. The Rev. Ted
Haggard apologizes that there's a dark side of his life, which he
calls repulsive. Senator John Kerry apologizes for his botched joke
about the war in Iraq. And she's sorry to be a year older.

Rochelle Ratner's latest poetry books include Balancing Acts (Marsh Hawk Press, 2006), Beggars at the Wall (Ikon, 2006) and House and Home (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003). She is the author of fifteen previous poetry collections and two novels (Bobby’s Girl and The Lion’s Share) both published by Coffee House Press). More information and links to her writing on the Internet can be found on her homepage.