Monday, April 16, 2007

But seriously, I love you curly-headed yids.

Republican presidential candidate Tommy Thompson, speaking at the Religious Action Center of Reformed Judaism:
"I'm in the private sector and for the first time in my life I'm earning money. You know that's sort of part of the Jewish tradition and I do not find anything wrong with that."
After discovering that some in the audience took offense at the remark, he attempted an apology:
"I just want to clarify something because I didn't [by] any means want to infer or imply anything about Jews and finances and things," he said.

Unfortunately, he didn't stop there:
"What I was referring to, ladies and gentlemen, is the accomplishments of the Jewish religion. You've been outstanding business people and I compliment you for that."

Ho, boy. So what do you think, readers? Should he blame the rappers?

11 comments:

dad said...

This is like trying to suck up by recalling ethic stereotypes and trying to employ them without a clue that the stereotypes are usually offensive whether true or not. Is there a catagory called "clueless".

Johnny Yen said...

Sounds like he got some bad advice.

It's probably lucky on his part-- he was probably about to forgive them for killing his savior.

Skylers Dad said...

All he needed to add was a few "oy's"...

Anon. Blogger said...

Curly-headed yids LOL!

Yikes. Did no one tell this guy that the shovel was for the bullshit, not digging big holes for oneself?

kiki said...

i'd vote for him.

kiki said...

is rap to blame for today's events?

Chris said...

I'm going to blame it on violent video games.

Dave said...

The Republicans really have no one.

deadspot said...

For some reason, all I can think about is the Chris Rock bit where he talks about wishing people had those stereotypes about african-americans.

David said...

I say blame the Jews.

Or those articulate African-Americans, I'm not sure which.

cheer34 said...

Is it ignorance or stupidity?