In an early scene in Annie Hall, Alvy Singer ( played by Woody Allen) confides to his best friend:
“You know, I was having lunch with some guys from NBC, so I said, ‘Did you eat yet or what?’ And Tom Christie said, ‘No, JEW?’ Not ‘Did you?’…JEW eat? JEW? You get it? JEW eat?”
Which is the first thing that I thought of when I read through the assortment of updates and frantic handwavings about Omeed Aziz Popal over at Michelle Malkin. Now if Aziz Popal’s name had been, oh, Bozell or Hewitt, they would just being laughing it off as more wacky antics by those drugged-up California weirdos in that crazy liberal town and thank G-d I live in Septictank, Arkansas where all we do is keep kidnapped hitchhikers in makeshift dungeons underneath the doublewide and meet for Bible study every Tuesday after COPS!. But Popal has one of those names and this surely means that todays incident must be a Very Honda Pilot Kristallnacht.
Someone once said the evangelicals think more about gay sex than gays. I’m beginning to wonder if the entire rightwing is going to convert to Judaism, like Jerry Seinfeld’s dentist who converts for the jokes.
It seems like they need another venue for their outrage.
(Added): Dave thinks this post is “anti-Semitic”. I just think my crack about keeping kidnapped hitchhikers in makeshift dungeons underneath the doublewide touched a sore spot.