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Monday, April 16th, 2007

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10:18p
'Cause by us, it's funny . . .
I swear the first time I saw this, I thought it was an Onion satire.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/849062.html
WASHINGTON - 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.


I liked the Wonkette coverage: http://wonkette.com/politics/idiots/tommy-thompson-nothing-wrong-with-money+loving-jews-252721.php

Because nothing says Yom Hashoah like clueless goyim sucking up for the old J Conspiracy vote . . . .

I wonder if he stuck around for the Christian baby? "No no Tommy, we don't kiss it . . . ."

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