Safeway CEO Apologizes to Clinton, Pelosi

Steve Burd, chairman and CEO of Safeway, has sent a letter of apology to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for a joke the chain's general counsel made at last week's annual meeting, according to published reports. The letter from Burd was in addition to a letter reportedly sent to both women by Robert Gordon, who made the joke. "I simply wanted to express to you how sorry I am for what occurred. The joke was inappropriate, and I deeply regret this has obscured the respect we hold for you and for your service to our nation," said the letter.

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