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Re: Colin Powell and Yiddish
- From: Alex J. Lubet <lubet001...>
- Subject: Re: Colin Powell and Yiddish
- Date: Tue 27 Aug 2002 19.08 (GMT)
Hasn't it generally been true that most dead people would do a better job as
many of the live people who've held the office recently?
Fred Blumenthal wrote:
> It might not be an ideal choice, and one of them IS deceased, but
> hypothetically I'd rather have Lenny Bruce as president than George W.
> Fred Blumenthal
> xd2fabl (at) us(dot)ibm(dot)com
> "Trudi Goodman"
> <goobietheg (at) hotmail To: World music
> from a Jewish slant
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> owner-jewish-music@ Subject: Re: Colin Powell
> and Yiddish
> 08/27/2002 01:39 PM
> Please respond to
> Well, as Lenny Bruce said...if you're from New York then you're Jewish.
> P.S. I still wouldn't vote for him for President!
> >Reply-To: jewish-music (at) shamash(dot)org
> >To: World music from a Jewish slant
> >Subject: Colin Powell and Yiddish
> >Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 08:55:45 -0400
> > >Colin Powell (who claims to know
> > >Yiddish!)
> >OK, I recognize that this is off topic, but I have a first-
> >hand experience with Colin Powell and Yiddish. My wife and I
> >bumped into him at a Chinese restaurant in Virginia shortly
> >after the Gulf War. Never shy, my wife went up and started
> >talking to him. She mentioned that we were out for dinner
> >with a Jewish social group and we had heard he spoke Yiddish.
> >He then immediately switched to conversing in Yiddish. The
> >ironic part is that my wife is not a Yiddish speaker. So
> >there you had my nice Jewish wife standing in a Chinese
> >restaurant unable to comprehend the Yiddish being spoken to
> >her by the African American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
> >Staff. The melting pot at work.
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