Ulmer, the Orangeburg County chairman, said the remark was "truly in admiration for a method of bettering one's lot in life" and he meant nothing derogatory.
Added Merwin, the Bamberg County chair: "I have always abhorred in the past, and shall continue to do so in the future, anti-Semitism in any form whatsoever. I ... beg that any and all who were offended will accept my deep felt apology."
State GOP Chairwoman Karen Floyd called the comment absolutely unacceptable, but said the apologies should end the matter.
So they didn't really mean it, they always abhorred the kind of thing that they said, and nobody should say another word to them about it.
I have no words....