Last week at a meeting with Pulaski County Republicans, Arkansas State Senator and U.S. Senate candidate Kim Hendren referred to Chuck Schumer as “that Jew.” Today he offered his heartfelt apology to the blog the Tolbert Report. “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.” Yep, gotta love those traditional values.
A walking gaffe machine in Arkansas [Scorecard/Politico]
Update: “When I referred to him as Jewish,” Hendren told the AP, “it wasn’t because I don’t like Jewish people.”