Ganging Up On Thomas

Ah…Iowans are just the sweetest:

“An Iowa congressman apologized Wednesday for disparaging comments he made last week at the state Republican convention about a veteran White House correspondent.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, was discussing the June 7 death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on Saturday when he mentioned 85-year-old Helen Thomas, who has covered the White House for nearly 50 years and is a columnist for Hearst Newspapers.

‘There probably are not 72 virgins in the hell he’s at,'” King said about al-Zarqawi, in a recording transcribed by Radio Iowa. ‘And if there are, they probably all look like Helen Thomas.'”