When I read above article from the Anti Defamation League about an apology to the ADL I couldn’t help thinking of Ricky Saha publicly refusing to apologize for calling Bill Chertok a Nazi. Dick Saha did apologize for calling Bill a Nazi in a letter to the ADL.
From the Daily Local News:
“Rick Saha’s name was not included on the apology letter that his father issued to council members and City Manager Paul G. Janssen Jr.
‘I don’t think I was out of control. That’s the way I felt,’ Rick Saha said. ‘If they (the ADL) don’t like it, I’m sorry to them. As far as council members, they’ve treated us rotten for the last five years. I’ve never gotten a ‘sorry’ for anything that happened."
Sahas' remark upsets group
Gina Zotti , Staff Writer 03/12/2004
I can still “see” Dick and Ricky in my mind calling Bill Chertok a Nazi. I can still see the look on Bill’s face.
There were also Miss Patsy Ray’s remarks:
“In Coatesville, Pa., city Councilman William Chertok was accused by a colleague of voting against an increase in the city's Christmas parade budget because he was Jewish.
‘I understand, Mr. Chertok, that Jews don't celebrate Christmas,’ councilwoman-elect Patsy Ray said in a meeting in November. Her comments prompted a rebuke from the council and the local media.
Chertok said he voted against the increase for budgetary reasons.”
Friday, December 23, 2005
Does the clamor for Christmas drown out Chanukah?
by Matthew e. Berger, jta
What is not mentioned in any article are the cheers that went up in the room from the “citizens” attending the meetings.