It’s difficult to mistake Chuck Schumer, the New York senator, for a non-Jew. But referring to him as “that Jew”—not cool, Zeus, or, in this case, Kim Hendren, an Arkansas Republican running for U.S. Senate. The story from the AP:
State Sen. Kim Hendren told The Associated Press on Thursday that he was wrong to refer to Schumer’s religious affiliation during a Pulaski County Republican Committee meeting last week. Hendren said he doesn’t remember the exact wording of his comment, but he was quoted by conservative blogger Jason Tolbert as calling Schumer “that Jew.”
“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.”
Uh huh. I’m sure some of Hendren’s best friends are Jewish.
What a gaffe. Doesn’t Hendren know Jews rule American politics?