You’d think Ohio State president Gordon Gee would think twice about making jokes in public after his “Little Sisters of the Poor” wise crack landed him in hot water in 2010 and his “I just hope he doesn’t fire” comment regarding Jim Tressel after Tattoogate was widely mocked last year.
But Gee planted a foot squarely in his mouth again on Wednesday when he joked that trying to coordinate 18 separate divisions at Ohio State was like overseeing the Polish Army. Gee immediately realized his gaffe and joked he would have to raise money for them.
Gee made headlines for saying that schools like Boise State and TCU didn’t deserve to play for the national title because they scheduled the “Little Sisters of the Poor,” which upset the charitable organization before the two smoothed things over.
While most people don’t consider Polish jokes very offensive, Gee probably shouldn’t be making them in public.