[STATEMENT 8/24/06] Still No Apology from Sidarth
(Fairfax, VA) Yesterday I again offered SR Sidarth my heart-felt statement of regret regarding any offense taken at misinterpretations of my words. I took full responsibility for having spoken the words.
But my heart-felt apology should not overshadow the truth: This "story" has been a feeding-frenzy over a non-incident that never warranted coverage. Leftists have literally placed words into my mouth by attributing meanings and motives that can't be proven true.
A full twelve days after the incident, Sidarth has still expressed no regret for his role in launching a thousand scurrilous attacks from his leftist allies, with his surreptitious film-making, and comment-provoking demeanor.
At yesterday's fundraiser Noam Atkins noted that my words "weren't intended to be negative" and were "to someone from the Democratic Party who was... making trouble." That is an accurate assessment. The words directed at me, on the other hand, were intended to be negative. Will the Democratic trouble-makers express remorse?
It pains me to have caused another human being any suffering, and it is my sincere hope that all those of Indian descent--indeed, any non-white person--that took offense will accept my heart-felt words of regret.
I now await a similarly heart-felt apology.
-Sen. George Felix Allen