(Warning: I’m hot, tired, and extremely opinionated today)

I think Mel Gibson is a chip off the old block. His father has made hateful statements in the press about Jews, and Mel was quoted as saying that his father has never lied to him about anything in his life.

As a psychiatric nurse, I’m very supportive of people who are working to make changes in their lives. I also understand that people can make serious mistakes. We all can do stupid things we later regret. But I don’t understand how Mel Gibson can make anti-Semitic remarks and then say that he doesn’t hate Jews. That’s like Richard Nixon saying, “I am not a crook.” If you’re old enough to remember that infamous quote, then you get my point.

People are saying that Mel was drunk and that he didn’t know what he was saying. It’s true he may not have known what words were coming out of his mouth, but when someone is drunk, they become disinhibited, and blurt out what they really think.

Now in the light of day, and with his PR people working overtime, Mel says he sorry. Well, maybe I’m jaded, but I don’t buy it. I’m offended by his comments, and I think he’s a jerk.

Mel, just shut up!