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Chimpy and the hell-bound Jews

“You know what I’m gonna tell those Jews when I get to Israel…I’m telling ’em they’re all going to hell.”
— Dear Leader, sharing his personal religious beliefs to reporter Ken Herman in 1998

What a freaking fundie nutbag; how come this didn’t get exposure when he was running for the highest office in the land? (Raw Story):

Bush’s thoughts on the fate of non-Christian souls became a minor source of controversy after he told the Houston Post in 1993 that only those who “accept Jesus Christ” go to Heaven. However, the future president was also earlier briefly engaged to a half-Jewish woman.

The quip never received wider media attention, even though the Austin American-Statesman reported it in December of 1998.

“As he gazed out a hotel hallway at the Superdome and waited for an elevator, Bush — clearly going for a laugh at his own expense — said the first thing he was going to say to Israeli Jews was that they were all ‘going to hell,'” Herman had reported. “Bush, who has both a quick wit and generally good judgment on when to use it, made the comment to the same Austin American-Statesman reporter who had reported his 1993 comments about his religious beliefs.”

Has he talked to his good friend Holy Joe about this?

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