What is to be learned from this? Well, for one thing, Larry should probably avoid speaking in front of crowds, at cocktail parties, or to his barber. I say this because of some other comments I’ve found in transcripts of his speeches which are bound to come back and haunt him sooner or later. Here’s a sample:
· “Has anyone considered that maybe the Nazis were just misunderstood?”
-- April 12, 1998, at a Hadassah luncheon in Newton, Mass.
· “Studies have shown that there is very real evidence that Polish people, while loveable, are not especially bright.”
-- Jan. 26, 2002, addressing a conference on the Euro in Uppsala, Sweden.
· “I wouldn’t say I have empirical data, but it’s certainly worth studying the obvious natural predilection of Latinos toward the janitorial sciences. And baseball.”
-- March 12, 1996, in a keynote speech to the Society of Latino Janitors and Baseball Players.
· “I just can’t understand these guys who have a thing for fat broads.”
-- July 14, 1991, opening for Andrew Dice Clay in Atlantic City, N.J.