You know what never gets old? Polish jokes! You know what really never gets old? A Republican Senator telling Polish jokes to a big group including Polish people, for kicks—dumb Polack kicks, ha!

Sen. Arlen Specter, who has already defeated Chris Matthews without throwing a single punch, decided to "warm up the crowd" at a Republican event in Manhattan last night:

A witness reports Specter began by asking if anyone in the room was Polish. About 10 guests out of hundreds there raised their hands. Specter deemed the number insignificant and forged ahead with some supposedly funny Polish jokes, including the old one about the man who interrupted him once, saying, "Hey, careful. I'm Polish!" Specter said he responded, "That's OK - I'll tell it more slowly." Specter also told two other tasteless jokes in the same Polish vein.

Arlen Specter would never make it out of Greenpoint alive. [P6; Racist answer to headline: "Turn off the carousel." No Arlen did not ask that specifically, AS FAR AS WE KNOW.]