Chris Matthews Mainstreams Another Yiddish Word

On tonight’s Hardball, Matthews described the neoconservative idea of invading Iraq as “facocked.” This is a Yiddish word meaning completely screwed up. One of my non-Jewish wife’s most-useful acquisitions, it seems to be acculturating—following yenta, schlemiel, nudge, and schlep.

I guess this is as close as Matthews can come to touching on his not-so-secret belief that concerns for Israel’s security helped foster the Iraq disaster. Oy.

Chris Matthews Mainstreams Another Yiddish Word