Jewish World Review Jan. 17, 2006 / 17 Teves, 5766
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
Bill Clinton spoke Saturday at the memorial for U.S. Senator
Gene McCarthy, who rallied opposition to the Vietnam War. Things
move so much quicker now. We have not even invaded yet and already
Walter Cronkite says it's time to pull out of Iran.
Tim Kaine was sworn in as governor of Virginia in Colonial
Williamsburg last week. Only a Democrat could get away with that.
If a Republican were inaugurated fifty feet from a slave auction
re-enactment, the Democrats would make his wife cry.
Jack Abramoff said Friday he's writing a book of Torah
commentaries. He said he decided to become an Orthodox Jew at age
twelve when he saw Fiddler on the Roof. However in college he saw
The Great Train Robbery and decided to become a lobbyist.
Congress began writing a bill Friday proposing the first
lobbying reform law on Capitol Hill in decades. It's detailed. The
bill is so long, congressmen think they can charge the paper
industry ten million dollars just for introducing it.
Washington D.C.'s former mayor Marion Barry tested positive
in a court-mandated cocaine test. He now serves on the City
Council. Marion Barry's spent his entire career helping to cement
the nation's capital's reputation as a work-free drug place.
Saddam Hussein's trial judge asked to be taken off the case last week. This reflects the religious uncertainty sweeping the people of Iraq today. They're not that convinced Jesus will come again and they're not that convinced Saddam won't.
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