The Senate Sergeant at Arms is investigating and Chambliss is taking responsibility for the actions of his staffer, releasing a statement that this kind of behavior is intolerable.
So, basically Senator Chambliss is doing the right thing. He does not need to resign, he does not need to lie prostrate on the Capital steps and apologize to all Americans, gay or straight, for the actions of an idiot on his staff.
I do say though that I am not opposed to him firing the culprit, not for his stupidity and ignorance, it is not only not a crime but is protected speech under the first amendment. (I realize this goes against conventional wisdom, most people believe only the left have free speech rights in the US). No, this person needs to be fired for cruising blogs and leaving comments while on our dime and using one of our computers to do it.
This part of the article caught my attention though:
Jervis said he expects some staffer will be fired, but he stressed that all he'd like to hear is an apology. He acknowledged that comment pages are characteristically offensive.
"No one expects the Internet to be candyland, particularly on gay blogs," he said.
A separate comment posted on his website Tuesday evening advised Sen. John McCain, who opposed the "don't ask, don't tell" repeal, to "f--- off and die" by having a heart attack.
Jervis said that comment was "not cool." But he called the gay slur "an example of the tenor of what's going on inside the offices of the GOP, where a staffer thinks it's hilarious to do something like that."
So, let's be clear that we understand. A poster wishing for the death of a US Senator, calling him by name and listing a preferred form of death, is "not cool". But a gay slur calls for an investigation by some computer geeks and the Senate police and not only a demand for an apology but a subtle hint that maybe they should be fired?
Welcome to the mind of a leftist idiot.