The explosion of outrage over the chief federal judge in Montana, a George W. Bush appointee, who sent a sexually vulgar and disgustingly racist joke by email chain is all over the media.
Now, the judge has apologized, in a manner of speaking — if people were offended — but not apologizing for his own racism (which he denies) or his lack of judgment (which he’s apparently mum about) or his lack of propriety (he excuses his action by saying he sent the “joke” only to six “old buddies”).
But we suspect what he’s really sorry about is that his old buddies didn’t remove his signature from the mass email before they forwarded it to their old buddies, political cronies and apparently just about everyone in Montana government with an email.
From the Los Angeles Times:
The [Great Falls] Tribune said it received the email after it had been forwarded several times in a chain that began at its original recipients. Cebull said he was “surprised” it had been passed along with his name attached to it, the newspaper said.