Jewish Journal


July 31, 2007

‘Bubkis’ at the White House


The ‘mama loshen’ made it to the White House Monday, voiced for the gaggle by Presidental Cantor Tony Snow.

Regarding continued investigations of Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, Snow said:

“Well, what’s interesting is that there have been all these hearings on the Attorney General and yet nobody has really laid a glove on him…

“At this point, we have hundreds of hearings that have produced bupkis….

Bupkis!  The Yiddish word literally means ‘beans,’ but signifies something that’s of little real value/worthless.

So who taught Snow Yiddish? 

We’re betting he studied “Yiddish With George and Laura” like a yeshiva bochur studies the Babli.

—Dennis Wilen

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