Weekly Standard Blog: Begora!

Weekly Standard Blog

Begora!

Ben Smith reports that Seamus Boyle, president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, has sent John McCain an angry letter in response to the senator’s telling of an Irish joke in Scranton:

It was a great meeting but when you began your speech with a joke about the Irish, I and many of our fellow Irish Americans in the Ancient Order of Hibernians, were shocked. It was really an insult to a whole nationality to be stereotyped as drunks. The Irish are a jovial people who enjoy life, work hard, help the needy, support our community and our country yet get depicted as drunkards and partiers. As you stated in your speech yesterday the Irish have a great education and work ethic.

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