The Jerusalem Post writes:
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice chose George E. Pataki, Governor of the State of New York, on Wednesday to lead the United States delegation to the June 8-9, 2005 conference on Anti-Semitism and on Other Forms of Intolerance, sponsored by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Cordoba, Spain.
Governor Pataki was asked to represent the United States in recognition of his leadership role as governor of ethnically-diverse New York.
In addition to Governor Pataki, the United States delegation will include: …
- Rabbi David Zwiebel, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at Agudath Israel of America.
Apparently heading an organization that has repeatedly compared PETA to the Nazis qualifies one to sit as a delegate at the Conference.
Meanwhile, the USDA has still not issued the results of its investigation against Rubashkin – an investigation that was concluded almost 6 months ago.
Now, why would a government agency sit on that report? And why would the Bush Administration continue to honor the rabbis implicated by it? Might the answer have something to do with block voting and bundled campaign contributions?