Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

oops! wrong Klan

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Nov 11, 2005

Phil Johnston, the chairman of the Democratic Party in Massachusetts, is outraged.

It's not easy for a Democrat to be outraged in Massachusetts, where that party has a stranglehold on the body politic. Sure enough, the source of Johnston's outrage is from out-of-state.

In Washington last night, when Bay State Governor Mitt Romney spoke to the Federalist Society, the chairman's introductory remarks included a gag that Massachusetts today is run by the "modern day KKK"-- "the Kennedy, Kerry Klan." Romney reportedly chuckled along with the conservative audience.

"It is embarrassing that Gov. Mitt Romney would laugh at any joke that disparages Catholics, African Americans, and Jews," Johnston fumed.

Um... Phil? The joke didn't disparage Catholics, African Americans, or Jews. The old KKK did that. But this joke disparaged Massachusetts.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our February expenses ($34,050 to go):
$35,000.00 $950.00
97% 3%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The common good: isn't that just a weasel word? 4 hours ago
St. Katharine Drexel shows how spiritual poverty and submission to Providence go hand in hand 5 hours ago
The Human Mix of Good and Evil January 30
Conscientious objection to vaccinations January 30
Can Islam confront its problem with violence? January 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12