Quimby Apologizes in An Odd Sort of Way

By • Oct 18th, 2011 • Category: News

Roxanne Quimby, in an editorial in the Bangor Daily News, made an attempt at apologizing for her derogatory remarks she made about the people of Maine and the state in general.

Maybe people don’t understand what an apology is or how to go about giving one. At the end of Quimby’s apology, she quotes Abraham Lincoln by saying, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than speak out and remove all doubt.” I’m not sure that Ms. Quimby might have been better served to have remained silent.

It’s a bit disingenuous to call Maine a welfare state, the people fat and hooked on drugs, among other things, and then turn around and say she doesn’t really feel that way. If this is true, then she really needs to apologize to Forbes Magazine for lying to them in an interview that was read across the country.

She can’t have it both ways. The problem now exists as to which Roxanne Quimby are we supposed to trust and believe?

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