In debating a bill that would repeal a 70-year-old ban on retailers selling loss-leaders, Oklahoma House of Representatives Co-Majority Leader Dennis Johnson (a Republican, of course) argued that service is more important than price at his appliance store, explaining of his customers: "They might try to Jew me down on a price."

About 20 seconds later, after being passed a note, Johnson makes all better. "I apologize to the Jews," a contrite Johnson says to a round of nervous laughter from his colleagues. Then he goes on to flatter us: "They're good small businessmen as well."

Um... thanks?

In Johnson's defense, at least he didn't use the phrase "nigger-rigging."