Monday, October 25, 2010

Shelley Berkley on Obama, Vegas, Israel & More

Isn't that an awesome, totally Vegas-geographically bizarre collage? To really understand all its parts, you probably ought to read my saucy profile of Rep. Shelley Berkley that's up this morning on TabletMag.Com. Tablet is the Jewish-centric Web publication edited and written by former New Yorker, Vanity Fair and others. I did a lengthy piece on the poker-playing Mizrachi brothers last summer, too.

This is the first result of my all-day jaunt with Berkley in September and is probably most notable for the fact that Berkley openly stated the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012 is hers for the taking and for the fact that she told a constituent that Obama has "blown it" with the Jews.

This coming week's Las Vegas Weekly column will delve further into the political chatter we had, and there'll be a longer piece in, probably, December, for David Magazine, a new glossy Vegas Jewish publication, describing our entire Rosh Hashanah adventure.

Oh, and that's Berkley (right) with the stuffed giraffe she bought at the closing sale for FAO Schwarz at the Forum Shops. No, she hasn't named him. Yes, I asked.


Charles in Richmond, VA said...

With her "two primary causes, Nevada and Israel", one must wonder if she had to vote on an issue that would be good for the US or Israel, but not both, what country would she side with? Imagine if another congressperson said their primary causes were their state and Egypt or Poland or Japan or Canada.