Politics Re: The Best Show on Television
posted by April 16 at 11:42 AMon
This just in: Tommy Thompson pays the Jewish people a compliment—and you know how those people just love getting paid!
Former Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential hopeful Tommy Thompson told Jewish activists Monday that making money is “part of the Jewish tradition,” and something that he applauded.
Speaking to an audience at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington D.C., Thompson said that, “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.”
Thompson later apologized for the comments that had caused a stir in the audience, saying that he had meant it as a compliment, and had only wanted to highlight the “accomplishments” of the Jewish religion.
Didn’t I tell you? The race for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination is the best damn show on television. Hilarious! Oh, and Thompson’s attempts to apologize? Almost as hilarious as his initial comments…
“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. “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.”
Making money = the accomplishments of the Jewish religion. Man, it’s like Borat is running for president or something.