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Monday, April 26, 2010

Jones apologizes, post-racial White House not offended

National Security Adviser James Jones has apologized (Hat Tip: Memeorandum) for telling a joke about Jewish merchants during a talk at a Washington think tank last week.
I wish that I had not made this off the cuff joke at the top of my remarks, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by it. It also distracted from the larger message I carried that day: that the United States commitment to Israel's security is sacrosanct.
But one has to wonder what to make of this response from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Monday that the White House had "no intention to deceive" in leaving the remarks off a transcript off [I assume that should be "of." CiJ] the event, which he said were in fact the prepared text. He said the White House hadn't asked for Jones' apology which "rightly speaks for itself."
Does that mean that the post-racial White House didn't find the joke offensive?


At 10:30 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

The fact that he threw the joke out there so easily... he grew up in France, which is at the bottom of the barrel for support of Israel, according to your previous post.

France, a country where they rotisserie their Jewish neighbors:

France, where they stand by their blood libels, even when they result in a long war in someone else's country:

And that's where Gen. Jones spent his formative years until the age of 18. Is it hardwired in? If he (Gen. Jones) so easily interchanges the Jewish Afghani in his joke as being Israeli, then does that mean his hardwired brain processes American Jews as Israelis? Why does he have his current job if he is advertised as at least neutral???

At 11:02 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

He had to "apologize" - but the White House wasn't offended. Does that mean they wouldn't have called Jones on the carpet for a dressing down?


At 11:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bleh...who cares....state has been filled with jew haters for years

hey, check out the pallywood pic


btw, where was ism when they were really needed

idf 1....terrorist bastard 0

At 11:23 PM, Blogger Moriah said...

Hey hahhah, I heard the theme to the new White House is 'Heyyyy, Water Melon Man...!' Hyuk,hyuk, No harm done, right? Why don't you show us some new dance steps - you know George Bush wasn't much of a dancer...But you people are so rhythmic Ha ha ha. How's that shiftless brother of yours, Barry?

At 11:49 PM, Blogger Neshama said...

"Post racial white house not offended"

What in the world does this mean? Just because there are a few (cough) Jews (socialists) making policy?

Marx and Lenin would have surely laughed.

At 1:03 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

My first reaction was to be somewhat (i.e., not terribly) offended. I called a friend of mine's father. He's a WWII vet in his mid-80s, not very liberal at all, and told him the joke. He thought it was funny. I was surprised.

At 1:11 AM, Blogger Droid said...

Not appropriate from him perhaps, but I liked the joke and passed it around to friends months ago.

At 7:04 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

I actually roll on the floor laughing at blonde jokes. But I would not ROFL if my boss or a co-worker told the joke as it would lower the respect level for the blonde it was aimed at. I know this because it has happened. So, while some will consider Gen. Jones's joke funny, his use of it in this venue is a weapon against people he wants to undercut. He's about as high as you can go in the most powerful govt in the world. And he is a disciplined military man. He acts with intention.


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