When a Jewish friend railed against Barack Obama’s Jewish pick for Chief of Staff, calling it “pandering to the Jews,” I told him to suck it up. After all, it didn’t look like Obama was going to be pandering to Hispanic voters any time soon. “Consider yourself lucky,” I said in so many words.
But perhaps, I spoke too soon. As this article in the Wall Street Journal proves true, “Obama to Name Richardson to Commerce Post”, I will become very well represented in the Obama administration thanks to my Jewish AND Hispanic ties.