Last night during a speech condemning Michigan’s new right-to-work legislation, the Democratic capsizing-island-phobe used a rather colorful metaphor to illustrate his point. The fight between the Michigan GOP and Big Labor was like an unfair cage match between a giant and … a midget. Needless to say, the “m-word” didn’t go over terribly well in politically correct circles, and Johnson apologized today in what can only be described as a beautiful trainwreck of a floor speech. Behold:

A true statesman, ladies and gents. And Twitterers had a field day with him:

Sincerely, a grateful nation.