What’s a W.A.S.H.?

Mike Bloomberg regularly calls himself a “short, Jewish billionaire from New York” … but how Jewish is he? Here’s an interesting article from the Forward on Bloomberg’s brand of Jewishness in which an acquaintance calls Bloomberg something I’d never heard, but which is a pretty useful acronym: W.A.S.H., or a White Anglo-Saxon Hebrew. If widely adopted, this would give headline writers an easy out if Bloomberg were to somehow become President: “A New York W.A.S.H. Goes to Washington.”


Kent

Ron Paul for President!

LogicGuru

Ha! He's not "from New York"--he's from JOHNS HOPKINS, home of the W.A.S.H. Go, Jays!

frankenduf

if he was hardcore, he'd shift the blue laws to saturday

kah

Dave Chappelle had a different one - You have to see him do it because I am no comedian, but his acronym started Nice Israeli Girl.

kah

Oh man, am I the sinner. It may have been Wyatt Cenac... Cannot swear either way. Too many feverish nights switching between Netflix (Chappelle) and YouTube (Cenac). Whatever it was, it was racially offensive, cf. my mixing up Cenac and Chappelle, and very funny, unlike same.

Kent

Ron Paul for President!

LogicGuru

Ha! He's not "from New York"--he's from JOHNS HOPKINS, home of the W.A.S.H. Go, Jays!

frankenduf

if he was hardcore, he'd shift the blue laws to saturday

kah

Dave Chappelle had a different one - You have to see him do it because I am no comedian, but his acronym started Nice Israeli Girl.

kah

Oh man, am I the sinner. It may have been Wyatt Cenac... Cannot swear either way. Too many feverish nights switching between Netflix (Chappelle) and YouTube (Cenac). Whatever it was, it was racially offensive, cf. my mixing up Cenac and Chappelle, and very funny, unlike same.