Posted on | April 26, 2010 | 15 Comments
No need to get all outrageously outraged here, but Gen. James Jones ought to have thought twice before telling Jew jokes at a foreign-policy seminar:
I have no problem with the joke. I think we have to be able to laugh at ourselves, including laughing at stereotypes; in humor we often expose the stereotype rather than build upon it.
That said, this is another one of those “can you imagine” moments. Substitute blacks or latinos or gays or almost any other group for Jews, and the joke playing on old stereotypes never would have been told by Jones. And if it were, Jones already would be gone from the administration.
And not only that, “can you imagine” if an official in a Republican administration had told that joke on camera? Oy, vey!
Via Memeorandum, with more reaction from Stephen Green at Vodkapundit, Israel Matzav, Scott Johnson at Power Line, Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit, Dan Riehl at Riehl World View, DaTechguy and Roger Simon.