August 01, 2012
Romney’s Vegas

It is practically never that Thomas L. Friedman commits good sense in good writing, both at the very same time. Let us all rejoice, therefore, in this:

I’ll make this quick. I have one question and one observation about Mitt Romney’s visit to Israel. The question is this: Since the whole trip was not about learning anything but about how to satisfy the political whims of the right-wing, super pro-Bibi Netanyahu, American Jewish casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, why didn’t they just do the whole thing in Las Vegas? I mean, it was all about money anyway — how much Romney would abase himself by saying whatever the Israeli right wanted to hear and how big a jackpot of donations Adelson would shower on the Romney campaign in return. Really, Vegas would have been so much more appropriate than Jerusalem. They could have constructed a plastic Wailing Wall and saved so much on gas…



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at August 01, 2012 12:57 PM
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And he's come up with an awesome idea for the next "theme" megacasino!

Posted by: Tim on August 1, 2012 3:03 PM

I wonder if Adelson will make Romney take back his China saber rattling. After all, if China stops allowing its citizens to go to Macao, Adelson is bankrupt; his U.S. properties lose money.

Posted by: JoyfulA on August 2, 2012 10:18 AM
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