Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hagels and Bagels

       When the President nominated former Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, it was revealed that he had said that many people were intimidated by the 'Israeli lobby.'  I know he said 'Jewish' lobby but he's from Nebraska. Jews, blacks, transgenders, New Yorkers...all the same. He meant 'Israeli.'
       Anyway, so is there an Israeli lobby? 
       Washington, D.C. - May 24, 2011 - 1:00 P.M. : Congressman remains seated during
                  24th standing ovation for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he
                  delivers historic address to joint session of Congress. 
        Washington, D.C. - May 24, 2011 - 1:01 P.M. : Primary challenge rumored for
                  'sleeping Congressman.'
       Of course there's an Israeli lobby! And of course there's also a Black lobby, a gay lobby,  a General Electric lobby, a Screen Actors Guild lobby, an AFL-CIO lobby...There's even rumored to be a 'lobby' lobby for tenants living in pre-WWII apartments and whose landlords won't paint...the lobby. Washington is a lobby town.      

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