Wednesday, April 18

I Have Many Jew Friends

While trying to apologize, or excuse his remarks from the other day, Tommy Thompson basically said that he has many Jew friends.

(Politico) Thompson also noted that he had received an award from the Anti-Defamation League and traveled to Israel last year to accept a "Friend of Zion" award from former Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.
When Imus said he has black friends, the people and the media were not happy, and rightfully so. So why is it that Thompson's comments don't generate the same response? If we are going to create a national debate on racism because of something a morning disc jockey said, then shouldn't we hold those running for President to the same standards?