The Corner

Gandhigate

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

incredibly harmful.’”

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!