H. Clinton: I Regret Telling Gandhi Joke in St. Louis
New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton says she regrets joking about Mahatma Gandhi while in St. Louis last weekend.
Clinton was introducing Democrat Nancy Farmer, who's running for U-S Senate, when she made what she calls a lame attempt at humor.
While introducing a quote from Gandhi, she said: "He ran a gas station down in St. Louis."
After many laughed, the former first lady went on to call Gandhi a great leader. In a nod to Farmer's underdog status against Republican Senator Kit Bond, Clinton then quoted Gandhi with: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
The MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence administrator in Memphis said Clinton's remarks amounted to stereotyping. Michelle Naef called them a poor attempt at humor.
To hear Clinton's remarks, click the 'listen' icon above.