is also good for the gander.
About two weeks ago, my friend Two Putt Tommy posted about a protest at the Minnesota Republican Party State Convention in St Paul. Veterans and supporters protested because the Deputy Chair of the 4th CD GOP called Colonel Joe Repya and his supporters "communists".
Insulting. While I do not agree with Colonel Repya and have had a tense conversation or two with the man, I could never question his Patriotism.
Rightfully so, folks on all sides of the political aisle were outraged, hence a protest at the Republican Party State Convention.
So why does Grace Kelly get a free pass? Is it because she is a member of the DFL State Executive Board, one of 16 directors from across the state?
Her initial post was outrageous, linking to a story and photos of rape fetish porn. Her post after the retraction was even worse, essentially blaming us for failing to understand what she really meant.
But one thing was missing.
A public apology.
She can call all the right wing Veterans she wants, her private apologies do nothing for the rest of us that have been hurt by her careless remarks Saturday.
Which is why I have openly requested that Grace Kelly resign from the Minnesota Progressive Project and/or her role on the State Executive Board for the DFL.
I don't beleive this is merely an insignificant event, but a clear sign of someone who just doesn't get it.
We have shown a great deal of outrage towards Nathan Hansen and his hateful and disrespectful comments towards Veterans.
In order to be consistent, we need to scrutinize Grace Kelly just as much. Afterall, how can we hold anyone else accountable if we can't hold ourselves accountable.
Update 1: Grace issues her Mea Culpa.