Apr 19, 2007

Sigh. Again, again.

Not that I'd ever vote Republican, but Tommy Thompson just lost my vote. Why?

"I'm in the private sector and for the first time in my life I'm earning money," Thompson told the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. "You know that's sort of part of the Jewish tradition and I do not find anything wrong with that."

He then later decided he needed to clarify with this:
"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. 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."

Maybe someone should educate the man on the history of money lending and Jewish finances. Maybe? No, someone should. I mean, the article immediately points out that one of his first actions in politics was to take some hoo-ha trip to Israel in 1988. Big deal.

If your jaw flaps that widely and narrowly, perhaps you should get your face stapled.

1 comments:

Simon said...

Chicago Tribune won't let me read the article. Stupid signin process...

Between Thompson and that dude you met at the coffee shop a few weeks ago, it looks like you're in for a long fight, Chaviva.

There's a bible study taught by the math teacher at my school, and it focuses solely on the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. It's amazing how little Christians know about the old testament, much less the Jewish people in general. But keep fighting the good fight!

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