Thursday, May 14, 2009

Senator "That Jew" From New York

The State of Arkansas puts in their application for Tennessee status:
Arkansas state Sen. Kim Hendren, who is currently the only announced Republican candidate for U.S. Senator against Democratic incumbent Blanche Lincoln in 2010, has apologized for referring to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) as "that Jew," at a county Republican meeting last week.
At least his apology cleared things up:
"I don't use a teleprompter and occasionally I put my foot in my month," Hendren told Arkansas blogger Jason Tolbert.
"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,'" he explained. "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."
Ok, that's pretty bad, any way you can make it worse?
Late Update: Hendren gave a further apology to the Associated Press. "When I referred to him as Jewish, it wasn't because I don't like Jewish people," he said. He also added: "I shouldn't have gotten into this Jewish business because it distracts from the issue."

Ladies and Gentleman, your Republican Senate Candidate from Arkansas!


  1. Hahaha traditional values from the andy griffith show, like not being jewish or something.

  2. And he wasn't even being precise. What Jew in the senate? There are a number! Shame on you for vague and confusing language! I'm sure that that there were many people in this crowd who were equally mystified, what with Republicans carrying around a list of Jews and all: