Lou Dobbs Makes Spitzer Nightly Pinata
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: October 28, 2007
Filed at 1:19 p.m. ET
NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Dobbs is sorry about calling Gov. Eliot Spitzer an idiot.
Sincerely. As for ripping the New York Democrat as arrogant, spineless and ”a spoiled rich kid brat,” the host of CNN’s ”Lou Dobbs Tonight” stands by those nationally broadcast broadsides.
Dobbs has made Spitzer an almost daily target over his recent plan to ease restrictions on illegal immigrants seeking New York state driver’s licenses, mixing vitriol with sarcasm while endlessly lambasting the governor’s decision.
Dobbs’s ire boiled over Tuesday night when he ripped Spitzer as an idiot — and then offered an on-air mea culpa.
”I’m the idiot,” Dobbs said. ”Governor, I apologize for calling you one. Your policies are idiotic. But I have to apologize for calling you an idiot.”