Seventh District Congressman Billy Long told KZRG this morning that his staffers told him shortly after his infamous Amy Winehouse tweet that there was trouble and explained the reaction to what some thought were insensitive comments.
Long said he didn't think what he said was insensitive compared to other comments that had been tweeted about Ms. Winehouse's death. Long said he had seen tweets that said, " 'Who wouldn't have seen this coming?' Now that's brutal."
After he became aware that the tweet had received a negative reaction, Long said he wrote out an apology and gave it to his staffers. "I typed it out during conference yesterday." Instead of immediately issuing the apology, he waited for hours to someone to call and ask him for a comment. (Hadn't he already made his comment?) The Springfield News-Leader called late Monday evening and was given the "apology."