President Clinton joked at a fund-raising event that he, too, should get some credit for making Jewish history. “I know that it’s a big deal to have the first Jewish vice presidential nominee, but I mean, come on now. Look at American history. That is nothing compared to the first Jewish agriculture secretary,” he said, referring to Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman. “Just with a decision I destroyed one of the great stereotypes in American life: Nobody thinks `Jewish farmer’ is an oxymoron anymore.”
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