does Congress do after passing a bitterly partisan bill after a
year-long fight that ended late Sunday night? Gather together for a
nice bipartisan dinner.
Your humble blogress is sitting here listening to the roll call at the AIPAC dinner at the Washington Convention Center, and it's been a LOT of names from the House, and they're only on the letter "S." Meanwhile, more than half of the Senate is attending and chowing on the chicken and apple stuffing, including the newest member, Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), who received a nice cheer at the mention of his name.
Also in attendance to hear Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sens. Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham speak in a few are Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton -- who spoke this morning and met with Netanyahu this afternoon -- and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice.
In addition to Netanyahu, former prime minster and current Defense Minister Ehud Barak is attending.
UPDATE: When Graham came out to speak, he brought his supply of one-liners. After coming out on stage to the slick production soundtrack, the senator cracked, "That music sounds like the Ten Commandments. That's pretty cool."
In the student section behind the press tables, a girl was heard saying, "He's funny."