If Bocephus was ever seriously mulling a run for the U.S. Senate, he can all but polish off those hopes with a tall, cool domestic brew, because you don't emerge victoriously from a Republican primary by awesomely comparing a sitting President of the United States to Hitler in a golf game and then, like some kind of dainty conscience-stricken liberal, actually apologize for it. It's just not done, and it reeks of weakness.
Instead, you drive that bizarre analogy like a monster truck — nay, a Dildozer — through the gates of absurdity and into the wild, red-state alternate reality occupied by the Bachmanns and the Palins and the Becks — anything but this:
Hank Williams Jr. apologized Tuesday for comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler, a remark that prompted controversy and resulted in "Monday Night Football" pulling his popular musical introduction from this week's game.
"I have always been very passionate about politics and sports and this time it got the best or worst of me," the country singer said in a statement.
"The thought of the leaders of both parties jukin' [sic] and high fiven' [sic] on a golf course, while so many families are struggling to get by, simply made me boil over and make a dumb statement, and I am very sorry if it offended anyone. I would like to thank all my supporters. This was not written by some publicist," Williams wrote.
The pressure, it seems, was definitely on.