Jewish World Review Nov. 7, 2008 / 9 Mar-Cheshvan 5769
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
Barack Obama reportedly asked U.S. Congressman Rahm Emanuel of Illinois to serve as his White House Chief of Staff on Wednesday. Critics say that if they work together, Chicago will rule the world. It can only mean one thing, Prohibition is finished.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed Wednesday to pass the change she says the voters want at a deliberate pace. Everyone's looking for change. The only lines longer than the ones at the polls are the lines at the machines where people cash in their pennies.
President Bush offered his full cooperation with Barack Obama Wednesday during the transition period. He doesn't want step down on a sour note. When Bill Clinton left office he wasn't allowed to join Pebble Beach Golf Club, and it's a public course.
Barack Obama led the Democrats to huge gains in both the House and the U.S. Senate Tuesday. It looks like he's already free of one campaign promise. Barack Obama doesn't have to reach across the aisle to Republicans if there's nobody sitting there.
The Automobile Club reported that gasoline prices at the pump dipped below two dollars a gallon for the first time in over a year. It's a good start. The first sign of economic recovery is when Americans can afford to drive the cars they live in.
Century City lawyer Henry Bushkin began shopping a tell-all book to publishers Monday about his client Johnny Carson's personal secrets. It's very revealing. You can tell by who's looking for book deals who got killed in the stock market last month.
Exxon Mobil reported another record quarterly profit Wednesday, posting fifteen billion in earnings. They don't waste a drop. Last week an oil pipeline leak in Alaska was spotted when a helicopter pilot noticed a herd of SUVs licking at the snow.
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