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Sunday, July 04, 2004
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'Dirty' talk results in an apology by Riordan

State Education Secretary Richard Riordan has apologized for joking that a child's name meant "stupid dirty girl."

In a videotaped exchange at the city's central library on Thursday, a girl asked Riordan if he knew that her name meant "Egyptian goddess."

Riordan, who apparently believed he'd been asked what her name meant, replied, "It means stupid dirty girl."


Woh, easy, Kahuna. The little girl was just looking for a little attention from her Book Daddy.

Richard Riordan, apparently still in campaign mode.

(No points for either side here. Unless Egyptian radicals seize our State Secretary of Education and cut his head off. That'd be a point for my side.)