Mr. Potato Head “Apologizes” For Trophy Wife Comment September 18, 2007Posted by fitsnews in 2008 Presidential Primaries.
WELL, SORT OF …
FITSNews – September 18, 2007 – Spartanburg County GOP Chairman Mr. Potato Head apologized yesterday for calling the spouse of GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson a “trophy wife” (three times) at a recent party activist meeting. Well, sort of …
If you happened to read today’s Greenville News story based on our coverage, you’ll see he also blames the whole mess on his political opponents, calls the Thompson campaign “sensitive” and “nervous” and blithely assumes that 90% of Spartanburgians (editor’s note – not a word) interpreted his sexist remark as a compliment.
So yeah … that’s not exactly an apology.
Mr. Potato Head, a.k.a. Rick Beltram, has been self-touted as a prospective State Senate candidate, but he revealed in his “trophy wife” speech last week that his real goal is becoming Chairman of the S.C. Republican Party.
Unfortunately, in addition to having hyperactive sweat glands (probably due to his thin skin), Beltram has severe difficulty counting as well as writing. And while those qualifications would certainly mesh well with a seat in the South Carolina Senate, most people expect a State Party Chairman to be able to write in complete sentences.