Jewish World Review Oct. 11, 2007 / 29 Tishrei 5768
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
The New York Yankees faced the wrath of George Steinbrenner after they lost to the Cleveland Indians on Monday. No one thought it conceivably possible. It took five hundred and fifteen years but the Indians finally caught a break on Columbus Day.
Senator Larry Craig will be inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame this Saturday despite his men's room arrest. They couldn't very well rescind the honor. It would defeat the purpose of the hall of fame to vote him out now that he is actually famous.
The Distilled Spirits Council auctioned a quart of whiskey made in George Washington's distillery last week. Not many people know he made whiskey. George Washington became known as the Father of Our Country because Old Grand Dad had already been trademarked.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed Monday to override the president's veto of children's health insurance. She called the veto heartless. Democrats possess a finely honed sense of tragedy and outrage which sustains them through life's brief moments of happiness.
Hillary Clinton took a tour of Iowa Monday on a bus she named the Middle Class Express. She had to be talked into it. Her aides convinced her it looked a lot more humble than touring the state in a Gulfstream jet called the Air of Inevitability.
Mexico's President Felipe Calderon gave a speech Monday blasting the United States government for deciding to build the border barrier with Mexico. The border wall has made him furious. He ordered his people not to build it.
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