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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Off the cuff UPDATE

Posted By on Thu, May 14, 2009 at 8:57 AM

Jason Tolbert follows up with Kim Hendren to find out a little more about what really happened at the Pulaski County GOP meeting one week ago.  Twitterers at the meeting said Hendren was met with some hostility, especially regarding his vote for the cigarette tax hike.  Hendren gives his side of the story and defends, rather poorly, some of his more controversial remarks, like referring to New York Senator Charles Schumer as "that Jew."

"At the meeting I was attempting to explain that unlike Sen. Schumer, I believe in traditional values, like we used to see on The Andy Griffith Show. I made the mistake of referring to Sen. Schumer as ‘that Jew’ and I should not have put it that way as this took away from what I was trying to say,” Hendren said.

Growing up, I watched my fair share of Andy Griffith re-runs.  I don't remember a lot of talk about "those Jews."  Are these the traditional values I keep hearing about?  Hendren said he doesn't use a teleprompter and occasionally puts his foot in his mouth.  Oy vey!

UPDATE: Schumer: "Apology accepted."


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