More On Caring Less

Yesterday, I weighed in on a mini-debate about the way people say "I could care less" when what they actually mean is "I couldn't care less." I even suggested that if you encounter someone using this phrase, you should politely explain to him that he's an idiot. This no doubt struck some people as unnecessarily judgmental. Well, today Think Progress gives us some news:

Last week, South Carolina state Sen. Jake Knotts (R) came under fire for calling President Obama and Nikki Haley, his party’s nominee for governor, "a raghead." The South Carolina Republican party condemned Knotts’ comments immediately after he made them last Thursday. And last night, the Republican Party of Lexington County — where both Knotts and Haley live — voted to officially censure him...In response to the censure, Knotts said he "could care less" and would not resign.

I rest my case.

-- Paul Waldman

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