September 19, 2013 9:45 am -

Yesterday, our own Sandi Behrns looked at the boomerang effect that Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli’s anti-sodomy stand has had on his campaign. Now, he finds himself with another public relations problem – a campaign speaker whose racist joke led to denials from the campaign that were, to put it mildly, outright hooey:

Virginia attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign has managed to compound the damage of an anti-Semitic joke told at a campaign event by lying about Cuccinelli’s connections with the teller of the joke.

After John Whitbeck, the chair of a Republican district committee, introduced Cuccinelli by telling a joke that had “the head of the Jewish faith” bringing the new pope a piece of paper which turns out to be “the bill from the Last Supper,” Cuccinelli’s campaign first took its time responding rather than issuing a quick denunciation. Later, a top Cuccinelli strategist insisted, “I don’t even know who the guy is.” But Ken Cuccinelli certainly knows:

Daily Kos has the smoking “tweet.” It’s well worth a read.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.