So Chris Christie went to Las Vegas to speak to the Republican Jewish Coalition and suck up to Sheldon Adelson, the biggest GOP donor in 2012.
It didn’t go well. We’re talking Amateur Hour at the Bijou. Adelson’s biggest cause is Israel, and Christie committed a shocking faux pas by referencing Israel’s “occupied territories” in his speech. There was an audible gasp, people. The politically correct term for the RJC and Adelson (and Christian Evangelicals who love them some Israel so Jesus will come back and send all the Jews to Hell and them to Heaven) is “disputed territories.” Even Sarah Palin knows that, it’s probably written on one of her hands. Christie could have just said the West Bank, and not gotten himself into trouble.
But to get Adelson to open his checkbook, Christie should have said the magic words “Judea and Samaria.”