Senator Dials Back Comments

Ken AshfordEconomy & Jobs & DeficitLeave a Comment


Sen. Charles Grassley is standing by his earlier comments suggesting some embattled AIG executives should "resign or commit suicide," but told CNN Tuesday he was merely speaking rhetorically.

"Of course I don't want people to commit suicide," the Iowa Republican said.

No, I didn't think so.

It says something odd about the state of political discourse in this country when a politician has to step back from comments which obviously weren't literal.