Sometimes the apology is as bad as the act.  Arkansas Republican Senate candidate Kim Hendren explains his reference to Senator Chuck Schumer as “that Jew.”

Hendren told me, “At the meeting I was attempting to explain that unlike Sen. Schumer, I believe in traditional values, like we used to see on ‘The Andy Griffith Show.’  I made the mistake of referring to Sen. Schumer as ‘that Jew’ and I should not have put it that way as this took away from what I was trying to say.”

As usual, the Republicans downplay it as a “plain talking” virtue rather than an underlying antisemitism.

Addendum: Senator Chuck “that Jew” Schumer has accepted the apology.