Skip to comments.National Security Advisor Gen. Jones Tells a Joke
Posted on 04/26/2010 5:08:37 PM PDT by bsaunders
General Jim Jones (Ret) opened a speech before a think tank using a little joke to break the ice. He broke more than just the ice, he broke a number of rules of etiquette for all government employees beginning with do not stray into racial or ethnic stereotypes. One would think somebody who reached the status of General and appointment to one of the highest and most sensitive positions in our government would know better than to tell a Jew Joke. Below is the video of the offending joke for those who just have to hear it to believe it, click here.
Gen, Jones has apologized for this faux pas. His apology was as follows; 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." Unlike his joke that was delivered in person, his apology was a written apology which leaves one wondering whether or not he ever even saw the apology or was it relegated to a lesser employee to formulate the proper sentiment. All I can say is, So Sorry Gen. Jones but your apology as it stands, being written and not spoken so we can judge the emotional regret and veracity, lack the sincerity leaving the insult the possibility of living on. Let us hope Gen. Jones takes the time to actually give voice to his words and express honest regret for his tasteless remarks.
Beyond the Cusp
He could have re-worded it as an Indonesian joke.
Obamabots think its Ok to slur Jews and call people retards.
“I am sorry I told this joke. I only did it to try to fit in with the rest of the Administration.” -General Jones’ apology
If we’re going to ask the libs not to be so hyper-sensitive when someone is politically incorrect, we have to relax when a person steps in it and act like grown ups.
Yeah, he should have saved that one for later.. when some of the audience was nodding off.
Can that not also be rephrased:
If the libs are going to attack and demand any republican who says something incorrect, should we not expect the same reaction from them?
Sorry, but when we turn the other cheek to the libs it just get smacked again and again.
Sorry, you need a tie to comment on this thread.
...and this joke was so offensive?
Put it this way, for an Administration that has been seen as hostile to Israel, telling this joke in front of a largely-Jewish audience was not what I would call productive.
“No More Nukes???”
“I only repeated a joke that the president told to me”.
Understood - and I do agree. In today’s world our skin is thinned.
I grew up with Carson, Buttons, Rickles, and the vaudevillians like Berle, Burns, etc. I laughed out loud at the punch line.
“Did you hear the one about the Jew, the ovens and the workers camp? Everytime I tell that one I get the greatest reactions at the whitehouse! Obama cant get enought, LOL!”
hussein did make hildebeast his SoS... and we know she just loves the Jewish people. /s/s/s/s/s/s (much sarcasm)
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