From the AP (link courtesy Jon Solomon) :
The Kansas Republican Sam Brownback drew boos and groans from the audience at the state Republican Party convention Friday evening when he used a football analogy to talk about the need to rebuild the family.
œThis is fundamental blocking and tackling, he said. œThis is your line in football. If you don™t have a line, how many passes can Peyton Manning complete? Greatest quarterback, maybe, in NFL history.
ealizing what he had said, Brownback slumped at the podium and put his head in his hands as the crowd expressed its displeasure.
œThat™s really bad, he said. œThat will go down in history. I apologize.
His apology brought a smattering of applause and laughter. He tried to recover, saying former Packer Bart Starr may be the greatest of all time, but the crowd was still restless.
œLet™s take Favre then, Brownback said. œThe Packers are great. I™m sorry. How many passes does he complete without a line?
œAll of them! more than one person yelled from the back.