From the news report on Mrs Clinton’s Gandhi joke: “Michelle Naef,
administrator of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, a Memphis,
Tenn.-based organization founded in 1991 by a Gandhi grandson, credited
Clinton and her husband, former President Clinton, with long having
’supported the Gandhi message.” But she said Saturday’s remarks ‘could be
I think I should have trouble keeping my own reverence for nonviolent
confrontation under control in Ms. Naef’s presence. “Incredibly harmful”?
It is “incredibly harmful” to crack a feeble joke about the fact–which is
perfectly true–that the average U.S. gas station is more likely than not to
be run by subcontinental Asian immigrants? Not only is this fact true, it
speaks greatly to the credit of said immigrants, who are taking the first
step on the ladder of success in America by standing outside in all weathers
handling smelly and unpleasant substances for low wages. And who, I feel
sure, are here L-E-G-A-L-L-Y, probably after waiting years for permission to
immigrate. God bless them.
Oh, Lord–I am defending Hillary Clinton!