Stickin’ it to himself

Tommy Thompson

Tommy Thonpson, our erstwhile Governor, nearly choked on his ankle the other day before a group of Reform Jews, the 2007 Consultation of Conscience…

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.
Republican presidential hopeful Thompson: Money-making part of Jewish tradition – Haaretz – Israel News

So, did he make things any better with his apology?

I just want to clarify something because I didn’t [by] any means want to infer or imply anything about Jews and finances and things,
What I was referring to, ladies and gentlemen, is the accomplishments of the Jewish religion. You’ve been outstanding business people and I compliment you for that.
Friendly advice to American candidates trying to woo the Jewish vote – Haaretz – Israel News

But then, questioned by a reporter, tried to make it even better:

“I was tired, I made a mistake and I apologized,” Thompson told a group of Politico reporters and editors in an interview.
“Have you ever made a mistake?,” a testy Thompson demanded of this reporter.
T. Thompson Apologizes For Jewish Remark | Jonathan Martin’s Blog – Politico.com

Pawn well remembers Mr. Thompson’s proclivity for foot-in-mountisms, such as this gem from a statewide tour to promote a proposal to force a tax on citizens of five counties to support a private business, a proposal which those citizens had already rejected in referenda:

Stick it to ’em!

Nice to see that Ol’ Tommy’s still got it!

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