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Man Apologizes for Hectoring Parky

Posted Mar 28 2010 8:35am

Well, at least SOMEBODY regrets mocking a person with Parkinson’s disease…

The protester at an anti-health care reform rally who yelled and threw money at a pro-reform advocate with Parkinson’s disease has apologized for his “shameful” actions and blamed them on impulse.

“I snapped. I absolutely snapped and I can’t explain it any other way,” Chris Reichert told the Columbus Dispatch . “He’s got every right to do what he did and some may say I did too, but what I did was shameful.”

The man Reichert verbally abused, Robert A. Letcher, 60, is seen in the video sitting on the ground as Tea Party activists demonstrate in front of him. He is holding up a sign that reads, “Got Parkinson’s? I do and you might. Thanks for your help.”

Reichert, who initially denied that he was the man in the video, expressed his deep guilt about the confrontation and tried to amend his actions. “I made a donation (to a local Parkinson’s disease group) and that starts the healing process,” Reichert told the Dispatch. “That was my first time at any political rally and I’m never going to another one.”

Nice to see there is still some shame in the world for doing stupid things.

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