Jane Harman & Jim McGovern: Why I Think They Are Cool. . .


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Don’t ask where I got this.
Like Sy Hersh, I get most of my best stuff outside of D.C.
The price was very. . .high.
— Steve Clemons


10 comments on “Jane Harman & Jim McGovern: Why I Think They Are Cool. . .

  1. MrsPhillips says:

    This is 100% STUPID! NO intelligent person would smoke anything
    much less cigars. Have they never heard of oral cancer?????? Ask
    your dentist. Whatever they are promoting or supporting, forget
    about it.


  2. kirk says:

    Those cigars aren’t Cuban, are they? They can be pretty expensive in this country (from what I hear)…


  3. Ben Katcher says:

    Awesome picture, Steve. Jim McGovern is a little-known hero in Washington. And this picture is fantastic!


  4. Steve Clemons says:

    Ben — These are two Members of Congress. You might not care other than that I think the picture was fun. And no (lol), I’m not high. . .was not high….just having fun with some folks in a bar in North Carolina last night.
    Jane Harman gave a great speech for me a few years ago — on the Middle East, on Iran…it was tough but fair, and no false choices in it. She gave a Chuck Hagel-like speech that was brilliant and ahead of her peers.
    She has my respect and support for that.
    More later.
    Steve Clemons


  5. pauline says:

    Now I know, you like Jane Harmon, not Jane Harman, right?
    BTW, which Jane smoked, but didn’t inhale, any AIPAC?


  6. pauline says:

    Back in 2006, Jane Harman wined and dined AIPAC at her palatial estate, where the FBI “dropped” their investigation after they couldn’t find enough information. Sure, maybe, just maybe, AIPAC helped them on their investigation.
    “What’s for Dinner?”
    On the House Intelligence Committee, it’s a heaping plate of controversy.
    By Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
    Newsweek Web Exclusive 10/25/06
    While reportedly under investigation for her ties to an influential pro-Israel lobbying organization, California Rep. Jane Harman last month hosted a private dinner for the group that was attended by two top Bush administration officials — Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte and Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff.
    The Sept. 13 dinner took place at the home of Harman, the ranking Democrat on the House Select Committee on Intelligence, and was attended by over 120 top financial backers of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The highlight of the evening was a panel discussion in which Harman played the host, questioning Negroponte and Chertoff about Mideast developments, international terrorism and homeland-security issues, according to an AIPAC official.
    The dinner was hardly an unusual one for AIPAC. The group often arranges such elite pow-wows at the homes of senior members of Congress and government officials (one in the mid-1990s was hosted by then Vice President Al Gore) as a way for AIPAC to both demonstrate its political clout and to provide a perk for major donors.
    But last month’s event raises new questions about recent reports that the FBI was investigating whether Harman, an outspoken supporter of Israel, last year may have agreed to improperly influence an ongoing Justice Department probe of AIPAC. The reports of the probe came just a few days after Harman released a politically sensitive House report that included important new details about the investigation surrounding the activities of disgraced former GOP Rep. Randy (Duke) Cunningham.
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  7. Don Bacon says:

    Not funny. And it’s Harman.
    Jane Harman, a forceful hawk on Iraq, has conspired with Bush on FISA, causing even Nancy Pelosi to dump Harman from her spot as the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee.
    from Fox news: “The FBI has been looking into claims since mid-2005 that Harman of California, the top Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, made explicit pledges to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, AIPAC, in exchange for the group’s support in her quest to keep her spot on the intelligence panel.”
    Jane Harman has also taken criticism from the ACLU and others for submitting US House Resolution 1955, also known as the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007, which passed in the House 404-6. The ACLU claims the bill includes unconstitutional limitations on free speech and beliefs.
    McGovern? A native of Worcester, Massachusetts, as am I. Untouchable.


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