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DNC Chair Stands By 'Jewbags' Aide

3:07 PM, Apr 9, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Washington Free Beacon reported that an aide to DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Dani Gilbert, who is doing Jewish outreach for the Democrats, had Facebook postings that referenced "Jewbags." Now, after being asked about these postings, the DNC chair is sticking with her aide.

“She was 20 when she posted that picture,” Wasserman Schultz reportedly said, according to the Miami Herald. “I spoke to my own children and gave that unfortunate posting as an example of how, no matter what you think is funny among your friends, nothing on social media is private.”

The Miami Herald adds: 

The aide, Danielle “Dani” Gilbert quickly apologized for the six-year-old anti-Semitic slur. But by then, the Facebook posting had gone viral.

Also, Democratic sources started leaking stories that her hiring at the DNC exposed a rift with President Obama’s campaign.

Wasserman Schultz on Monday said Gilbert should be forgiven. She said it also showed the perils of social media in today’s campaign world.

Wasserman Schultz was supposed to be speaking about the Republican budget, but it seems that some folks were more interested in her answering questions about "Jewbags."

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