In one of the biggest shockers in one of America's most racially charged periods of my lifetime, George Zimmerman apologist, Nancy Grace regular and confirmed racist Frank Taaffe is now saying something many of us have said all along: Zimmerman got away with murder.
During a recent interview with Orlando-based News Channel 13 (http://www.mynews13.com/...), Taaffe seems to be a changed man and is singing a much, much different tune. Here's an excerpt:
"What I know of George and his tendencies and also my opinion is that he racially profiled Trayvon Martin that night because if that had been a white kid on a cell phone, walking through our neighborhood, he wouldn’t have stayed on him the way he did and that’s a fact and I believe that in my heart," said Taaffe.Wow. Just Wow. With a scoundrel like Taafee all you can do is wonder why? Why now? Taaffe says recent losses of his brother and his sons changed him. And he claims he's trying to get right with God. He'd be better off trying to get right with all of those he offended with the way he staunchly and brazenly defended Zimmerman--especially Trayvon's parents.
This is very different from what Taaffe told News 13 numerous times after the shooting, including during an interview back in May 2012 when he said, "That George Zimmerman in a position in a volunteer role wanted to ensure the safety of the community he lived in and he became the victim."
But today, Taaffe claims he just wants to clear his conscience, "I can only ask for the country to forgive me and today I believe that he racially profiled him based on the color of his skin. Reporter: Some people may wonder what does Frank Taaffe have to gain by doing this? Are you working on a book? No book. A TV show? No. I’m just working on me right now and getting right with God.”
Later in the story Taaffe made a feeble attempt at apologizing to them by saying: "I’m sorry that you lost your son, I know what that’s like and I wish things had been different."
You always have to worry about the motives of a reprobate like Taaffe. Why didn't he testify against Zimmerman during the trial. Why did he defend him so staunchly with subtle and not so subtle hints of racism? My best guess is that Taaffe is jumping off the Zimmerman bandwagon because the opportunities to make money off defending him are likely drying up.
Only God knows how sincere Taaffe is now, but for me this change of heart is way too little, way too late.