Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ted Sorenson's Chutzpah

From here:-

In your only attempt at elected office, you ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1970, out of New York, for R.F.K.’s unfinished term.

Oh, you had to bring that up. I had the chutzpah to think that I could run in a state where I had lived for only a few years.

You grew up in Lincoln, Neb., the son of a Unitarian lawyer of Danish lineage and a mother of Russian-Jewish descent. What religion are you?

Your Jewish mother would note that under Jewish law I am Jewish, but I consider myself Unitarian

Notice his own chutzpah? "Your Jewish mother".

His questioner was Deborah Solomon. Jewish. And his Jewish mother wouldn't consider him Jewish? All his antisemitic colleagues didn't consider him Jewish?

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