Who, Whom, Humor: Jewish Telegraph Agency Tells Lindsey Graham “Some Jokes Only Jews Can Make”


From the Jewish Telegraph Agency:

Dear Lindsey Graham: Some jokes only Jews can make

By Ron Kampeas April 20, 2015 7:22pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), contemplating a presidential run, is catching flak on social media for the following excerpt from a Wall Street Journal interview:

On the biggest challenge facing his potential 2016 campaign:

“The means. If I put together a finance team that will make me financially competitive enough to stay in this thing … I may have the first all-Jewish cabinet in America because of the pro-Israel funding.

[Chuckles.] Bottom line is, I’ve got a lot of support from the pro-Israel funding.”

At LobeLog, Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe wonder if Graham crossed a line:

Suggesting that “pro-Israel funding” may determine his choice of cabinet secretaries (as well as his policies) may make even his potential benefactors squirm just a little bit in light of the purposes to which real anti-Semites who believe “Jewish money” controls the U.S. government might put such a statement.

Good point. …

As a candidate who spends a lot of time in Jewish company, Graham has probably been exposed to much self-deprecating humor of the “Wait, that’s the Elders of Zion on the phone” variety. Might make sense for Graham to leave such self-deprecation to the deprecated.