"If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq we would not be doing this," claimed Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), who now says he regrets that he "singled out the Jewish community." So do his embarrassed colleagues: Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle pronounced March 3, the date of the Moran gaffe, "a sad day"; House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said the remarks were "offensive"; presidential candidate and Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Rep. Moran was "morally wrong." The No. 2 House Democrat, Steny Hoyer, characterized his colleague's statement as "stupid," but said stupidity should not be a barrier to public office: "If we all resigned every time we said a stupid thing, we might all be gone." The chastened Rep. Moran agrees with that: "I don't intend to resign."