The Messiah speaking to reporters in Israel:
Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee — which is my committee — a bill to call for divestment from Iran as a way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don't obtain a nuclear weapon.
There's just a small problem: Obama isn't a member of that committee.
As McClatchy notes,
Perhaps Obama was thinking that as the presumptive leader of his party, all of the Senate committees are his, as President Lyndon Johnson once quipped, when told he was heading toward the wrong military helicopter, that they all were his.Posted by Hube at July 24, 2008 10:32 AM | TrackBack