Jason Thompson, Former WI Gov. Tommy Thompson’s Son, Apologizes for Birther Comment About Obama

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Jason Thompson, Former WI Gov. Tommy Thompson’s Son, Apologizes for Birther Comment About Obama. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Like father, like son. Jason Thompson, son of former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, is apologizing for his birther comments last Saturday, when he said at a campaign event for his father, “We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago — or Kenya.” A woman at the event was then heard on the tape, saying, “We are taking donations for that Kenya trip.” And now he’s walking back those comments and apologizing. Um, like Mitt Romney’s 47 percent remark, the horse has already left the stables.

Talking Points Memo:  The younger Thompson, 38, is a lawyer at the Milwaukee-based firm Michael Best & Friedrich. On Monday, the firm released a statement strongly distancing itself from his “regrettable” comment:

“Over the weekend, one of our attorneys and the son of Senatorial candidate Tommy Thompson made a regrettable comment at a campaign event for his father. We want to make it clear that the comment made at the campaign event in no way reflects the views, beliefs or values of Michael Best & Friedrich.

Jason has apologized for the comment through the campaign (and to his colleagues at the law firm) and the matter is being dealt with between father and son.”

There’s a Bible verse my late maternal grandmother would always quote — as a man thinketh, so is he. Jason Thompson can run away from his birther comment all he wants, but the fact still remains he’s still a birther. If I were looking for an attorney, he would be the last person I would go to, since he has an issue with anyone of foreign descent.

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.