There was a farewell dinner for retiring Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) Thursday night, and those in attendance were treated to some vulgar jokes as fellow Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) roasted his dear friend.
The event was hosted by Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren, and included such heavyweights as Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
But according to the Jewish Daily Forward, McCain stole the show with his off-color comments.
“I have a major announcement to make,” the Arizona Senator began. “I’m converting to Judaism.”
“I had to put up all the years with the bulls--t of religion, I might as well convert,” McCain continued to laughter from Lieberman and those in attendance.
But he wasn't finished.
“Why in every f--king kosher meal do we have to have salmon?” McCain vulgarly asked.
He then recalled a joint trip to Germany he and Lieberman had taken in which he woke up on the plane only to see Joe praying wrapped in a talit. “I see this guy wrapped in a shawl,” McCain said, “I thought maybe I died.”
“I had to put up with this all these years,” McCain concluded.
When he got his chance to respond, Lieberman said, “Today we gained John McCain. Your entry to the covenant was a lot less painful than mine.”
Israel’s ambassador to the United States Michael Oren