On Second thought, or maybe on first thought

We all read last week how the Norwegian Finance Minister called for a boycott of Israeli goods. Her party had tried to get this into law three years ago. She told the press she long ago stopped buying Israeli. The Norwegian PM jumped to Israel’s defence saying that she didn’t speak for Norway or the current gov. So today, even Mrs. Boycott herself is looking to save her political life.

Finance minister Halvorsen apologizes after calling for boycott on Israeli goods

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Bad timing: Norway’s Finance Minister Kristin Halvorsen, who touched off a storm after calling on her countrymen to boycott Israeli products shortly before Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a massive stroke, has apologized for her controversial comments.

Trouble is that they have tied her apology to “bad timing”. Is there ever “good timing” for hypocritical and racist ideas?