Arkansas Senate Hopeful Apologizes For Calling Chuck Schumer “That Jew”
Arkansas GOP State Senator Kim Hendren, who has announced a run for Blanche Lincoln’s senate seat, has apologized for calling New York Senator Charles Schumer “that Jew” at the Polaski County Republican meeting. Hendren spoke to Arkansas blogger Jason Tolbert.
“I don’t use a teleprompter and occasionally I put my foot in my mouth…At the meeting I was attempting to explain that unlike Sen. Schumer, I believe in traditional values, like we used to see on ‘The Andy Griffith Show.’ I made the mistake of referring to Sen. Schumer as ‘that Jew’ and I should not have put it that way as this took away from what I was trying to say.”
Yes, it’s very hard not to refer to a member of the tribe as “that Jew” unless it’s written out for you. And they go after Obama for using a teleprompter! Hendren also spoke with the AP.
“I ought not to have referred to it at all,” Hendren told the AP. “When I referred to him as Jewish, it wasn’t because I don’t like Jewish people…I shouldn’t have gotten into this Jewish business because it distracts from the issue,” Hendren said.
To the Arkansas News, Hendren explained:
“I don’t have any issue with Jews or Jewish people or whatever the politically correct term they wish to be identified as,” he said. “I very much respect Senator Joe Lieberman.”
Schumer has accepted Hendren’s apology. That Jew is so forgiving.Click here for reuse options!
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