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Fail Of The Day

I guess this is what you would call Pitts bull (hat tip: Shy Guy)

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Joe Pitts wrote a constituent he is against recognizing the Palestinian Authority and that Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat must negotiate for an agreement. Arafat was the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority before he died in 2004, and Sharon was Prime Minister from 2001 until he suffered a stroke that has left him comatose for the past six years.

Rep. Pitts, who sits on the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committee, did not comment on the blooper, but the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that his spokesman wrote, “Mistakes are both few and rare but do sometimes occur. This one was particularly embarrassing. We have apologized to the constituent and are reviewing our internal process to make sure this sort of thing can’t happen again.”

Pitts’ reply apparently was a form letter his office sent to the constituent.

One citizen of Pitts’ district is Ian Rhodewalt, who is spending a year in Ramallah and wrote on the left-wing Mondoweiss website, “Apparently, my Congressman believes that the solution for peace in the Middle East will be reached by encouraging negotiations between a vegetable and a dead man.”

I dunno. The chances of reaching the solution for peace in the Middle East through encouraging negotiations between a vegetable and a dead man are no less likely than they are today.

And those who appreciate Jimmy Carter’s efforts to find a solution clearly believe in the power of someone who is simultaneously a vegetable and a dead man.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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