A Different kind of rhetorical excess

Kevin Drum has a fun post up about a scandal in England invovling flying pigs and accusation of anti-semitism. Drum really likes a quote from a BlackBerry message that is a central part of the scandal, calling them words to live by. The quote is: "Pigs not great but ok." Now that is funny, but there's another quote involved that I like better.

"I am shocked the Labour Party finds it remotely clever or amusing to impose the faces of probably the two highest-profile Jewish politicians onto flying pigs," said Andrew Mennear, Tory candidate for Finchley and Golders Green. "There is nothing more distasteful for a Jew than being associated with a pig."

I am aware of the existence of the rhetorical device of hyperbole, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. In that spirit, here is a list of some things this Jew finds more distasteful than being associated with a pig.

1) Tomatoes
2) Being killed
3) Necrophilia
4) Bestiality
5) Pederasty
6) Being tarred and feathered
7) Some combination of 3-5.