A letter came in over the transom about my post on Eric Cantor:
You begin with the line "Eric Cantor, the Virginia congressman, and
sole Jewish member of the House Republican Conference (I believe that
there are at least two Jewish Democrats in the House, maybe even
There are actually a fairly large number of Jews in Congress (in
relative terms). I don't see a convenient cross tab with party affiliation.
The letter was written by an academic at Princeton, which is interesting, because I generally find academics from Berkeley the world leaders in humorlessness. I won't out him because, hey, this isn't The New York Times.
By the way, reports suggest that there are more Jews in the Senate than Episcopalians. Who says this isn't the Promised Land?