Morning Poll: Was Yuma Mayor Al Krieger's Apology for Homophobic Comments Sincere?

Yuma Mayor Al Krieger finally apologized for some homophobic comments he made at a Memorial Day ceremony at a Yuma cemetery.

While discussing his distain for gays in the military -- namely the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy -- Krieger said, "I cannot believe that a bunch of lacy-drawered, limp-wristed people...could do what those men have done in the past," referring, of course, to homosexuals

Over the weekend, Krieger finally apologized, saying, "As mayor, I must respect the lifestyle choices of others, no matter how disagreeable they are with my personal beliefs or my personal moral standards. I apologize for my comments at the Memorial Day service at Desert Lawn cemetery on Memorial Day."

However, initially, Krieger refused to apologize and told reporters the comments "came from the heart" and that he's "reluctant to compare [himself] to George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, but I did get some feedback on what I said, and I don't believe I said anything different from what they would have said."

Before we throw Krieger's bust on Mt. Rushmore, we want to know what you think: Was his apology sincere or just a response to the intense, negative media attention he received following his comments?

Vote -- and see the results of yesterday's poll -- below.

Yesterday's poll: Did Mesa's python-feeding cat-killer get off easy?

-71.7 percent say yes.

-11.7 say no.

-16.7 percent say at least he has hell to look forward to.

Here is your morning poll:


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James King
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