That was fast: Erin Burnett apologizes for calling Bush a monkey

It’s the evident sincerity of it that most impresses me, coming as it does a mere five days after it happened but only hours after Fark alerted the world to the fact. I wonder to which MSNBC functionary it fell to take her aside today and have “the talk.”

Or perhaps I’m being cynical. Perhaps she did it … for love.

Exit question: Would it really be problematic if, say, Julie Banderas started referring routinely to the president as “the Bushitler”? Dude, I’m thinking — no.