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Kind of Funny or Kind of Offensive?

I don’t know. The ladies over on Jezebel are up-in-arms over a tacky joke that former president, George H.W. Bush, told at an automobile dealer’s convention (which Bill Clinton also attended). I dunno — it’s equal parts amusing and offensive, though I’m siding slightly with the amusing side, just because it’s nice to see that Bush I has a sense of humor. Although, I don’t know how wise it is to call out a woman for being one of the “ugliest” women he’d ever seen when you’re married to Barbara Bush.

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Funny! I love Clinton. I agree there would be a different reaction if he told the joke.

I think I need a Cigar...

That got a chuckle out of me. Besides, the ladies from Jezebel have gotten themselves all worked up over less.

Yeah. The profound irony of Barbara is what makes the joke funny to me. That and my attitude about this kind of joke. Also, Ann Althouse is my Con Law 2 prof this semester, and I must say she is 15 different kinds of awesome. Glad she's on the blogroll!