From the New York Times August 19th, just brought to my attention, an article on declining bipartisanship even inside the Senate dining room. Reported by Ashley Parker. Nice work Ashley, getting the word bellow in there. This was about the time Israel was slaughtering civilians in Gaza:
One morning last month [July], Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, the minority leader, was dining with Richard H. Anderson, the chief executive of Delta Air Lines. When the two men stood up, Mr. Anderson stopped by the table of [NY Senator Chuck] Schumer, who was there having breakfast as well.
The Federal Aviation Administration had begun a ban, since reversed, on flights to Israel. “Fly to Israel!” Mr. Schumer urged Mr. Anderson.
From across the room, Mr. McConnell jokingly warned his guest to steer clear of Mr. Schumer: “Anderson, stay away from him!” he said.
But Mr. Schumer was undeterred. Shouting now, he gamely pressed his point. “Tell him to fly to Israel!” he bellowed.
This is a reminder that Israel is not an American interest question but a Jewish question. No one has to lobby/corrupt Chuck Schumer to believe in the Jewish state. That inoculation took place a long time ago, as it did for all Jews of Schumer’s generation, and most it took with, but for some it didn’t. Like Patricia Marks Greenfield; she knows the story.
Also, do you have any question about what Richard Anderson’s attitude would be toward the Jewish state?