It turns out that McCain campaign spokesperson Michael Goldfarb, who over the last month has twice linked political foes to Dungeons and Dragons in negative ways (see “McCain Campaign Links Obama Supporters to D&D”), apologized for his first such remark, but then did the same thing again a few weeks later. 


Early this month, Goldfarb released an informed apology for his remarks comparing New York Times editors to a blogger “sitting at home in his mother’s basement and ranting into the ether between games of Dungeons and Dragons.”  Goldfarb’s statement said, “If my comments caused any harm or hurt to the hard working Americans who play Dungeons & Dragons, I apologize. This campaign is committed to increasing the strength, constitution, dexterity, intelligence, wisdom, and charisma scores of every American.”


It would have been easier for gamers to chuckle at his apology, though, if he hadn’t come right back a few weeks later and leveled a blast at the “pro-Obama Dungeons and Dragons crowd.”