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  •  regarding the story yesterday about David Young (9+ / 0-)

    trying to convert Chuck Schumer, I thought I'd share this:

    Leibovich, who works for The New York Times, also tells this story about how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NY, called him once to wish him a "happy Jewish holiday."

        "I don't remember what Jewish holiday it was or if I even knew it was a Jewish holiday. Reid then bragged to me that he was a 'hero' to the then nine Jews in the Senate because he had adjourned the chamber in time for them to get home for whatever Jewish holiday it was.

        "He reeled off the names of all the Senate Jews...He concluded with Ron Wyden of Oregon, and when I expressed surprise that Wyden was Jewish -- and mock surprise they even had Jews in Oregon -- Reid deadpanned, 'Yes there are two of them in Oregon, and we have one of them.'"

    ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

    by James Allen on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 07:46:19 AM PDT

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