Monday, October 26, 2009

Great Moments in Rhetorical Questioning

This AP piece about some knucklehead hotel owner in New Mexico who made all his employees from Old Mexico whiten up their names, instituted an "English Only" policy and, not surprisingly, set off something of a backlash, contains this priceless gem of a quotation:

Whitten grew subdued as a two-hour interview with The Associated Press progressed. He said he was sorry for the misunderstanding and insisted he has never been against any culture.

"What kind of fool or idiot or poor businessman would I be to orchestrate this whole crazy thing that's costed me a lot of time, money and aggravation?" Whitten said.

Well, you shoulda thinked of that before you doned it.

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