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    Senator's staff member sends out shitty press release on 1st responders

    It's a press guy's worst nightmare — sending out a draft news release with some choice personal comments in the body.
    Now, a staffer in Sen. Wayne Allard's (R-Co) office is wearing some serious egg on his face after dissing first responders in a release that was supposed to ballyhoo his boss's resolution to declare a national day of recognition for police, firefighters, and rescue personnel.

    "First responders in Colorado have recently provided critical services in the face of blizzards and tornados," added Allard. "Since I don’t think first responders have really done anything significant in comparison to their counterparts who have dealt with real natural disasters, I have no idea what else to say here…"

    A corrected release and an apology were sent out 19 minutes after the mistake was discovered:

    Reached at the senator's Capitol Hill office, P.R. guy Steve Wymer said:

    I really apologize for the mistake there. I was working with a staffer to develop a quote and I was just messing with him. After we developed the quote, I wound up sending the release. I feel horrible about it. I tried to get the correction out as soon as I could. My error is unacceptable.

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    Wow. Way to lose votes next time around.
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    That is one unique way of handing in your notice.
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    Reached at the senator's Capitol Hill office, P.R. guy Steve Wymer said:

    I really apologize for the mistake there. I was working with a staffer to develop a quote and I was just messing with him. After we developed the quote, I wound up sending the release. I feel horrible about it. I tried to get the correction out as soon as I could.
    So where'd the quote come from? Was the mistake in relaying something Allard said or did his PR guy make up the quote?

    Oh who cares? Fire them all!

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    We call that a massive brain fart.

    Or maybe a major freudian slip??

    I say they assign him to a years duty to Red Cross as Immediate Response team member.
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