Virginia Republican Not Trying Real Hard for Jewish Vote

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The Virginia gubernatorial ticket has managed to offend blacks, gays, women, immigrants — pretty much all your liberal constituency. Somehow they have neglected the Jews. At a rally for Cuccinelli today, they tried to solve that problem while also getting some laughs:

John Whitbeck, 10th District Republican Committee chairman, kicked off the festivities by telling a joke about how the head of the Jewish religion presented the pope with a long, elaborate document that the Jewish leader said was a bill for the last supper.

It's a great piece of humor because it combines the Jews-are-cheap angle with the Jews-killed-Jesus angle in one joke.