Chicken joke: Joe McCarthy

McCarthySenator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin changed American history on this day in 1950 by giving a paranoid speech to the Republican Women’s Club of Wheeling, West Virginia. McCarthy’s claim that the U.S. State Department was riddled with communists led to a widening congressional witch hunt lasting more than three years.

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?

McCarthy: It was an agent of the International Communist Conspiracy, carrying out orders from the poultry commissars.

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