Thompson apologizes for gay remark.

Former governor Tommy Thompson (R-WI) apologized this morning for saying last night that private employers should be allowed to fire employees simply because they are gay. Thompson claimed he “misinterpreted” the question — “If a private employer finds homosexuality immoral, should he be allowed to fire a gay worker?” Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/05/thompsongay328.320.240.flv]

Maybe Thompson’s still under the weather. Last month, he blamed his statement that Jews have a “tradition” of “earning money” on “fatigue and a persistent cold.”

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