Kim Hendren, currently the Arkansas state Senate Minority Leader and the only declared Republican candidate against Sen. Blanche Lincoln had to apologize yesterday for referring to Chuck Schumer as “that Jew.” Said Hendren:
“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,” Hendren said. (Arkansas Times)
So not only does he confirm that he called Schumer “that Jew,” his chief regret is that it “took away from what [he] was trying to say.” Not that it was, you know, anti-Semitic or anything. I realize that there is not exactly a large stable of credible Republicans itching to take on Blanche Lincoln, but there has to be someone other than this bigot, doesn’t there?