Rowley Compares Kline to Nazi, Apologizes
Coleen Rowley, the former FBI agent lauded for her “whistle blowing” well after 9/11, has a post on her campaign blog comparing her opponent, 25-year Marine vet John Kline, to Colonel Klink of “Hogan’s Heroes” infamy. She compounded this juvenile act with a photoshopped image of Kline in a Nazi officer’s uniform. That photo is now gone but John Hinderacker has a screen capture of her site before the change. At right is a a cropped portion
She has not removed the blog post but has taken the image down and issued an apology:
I sincerely apologize for having offended you with the picture that was posted on my blog. I assure you that was not the intent. More importantly, superimposing your face on the Colonel Klink character from the “Hogan’s Heroes” sitcom is something that does not belong on a congressional campaign website. I apologize to you, as well as any other offended person, for this error in professionalism.
Please know that in no way did I intend to disparage your name, nor your honorable military service to our country.
Well, what the hell did she intend then?
While I’m not a fan of Rowley–“Agent for Change,” indeed–I believe that she was intending to imply that Kline was a buffoon rather than a Nazi. But neither of those is a good thing!