Oh! What a Tangled Web J Street Weaved!
...when first they practiced to deceive.
10:15 AM, Sep 30, 2010 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
First J Street denied receiving money from George Soros—then they had to admit he is a major donor. First J Street claimed it was overwhelmingly supported by domestic donors—then it turned out they had received more than $800,000 from a mysterious woman from Hong Kong. First J Street claimed it had nothing to do with setting up meetings on Capitol Hill for Richard Goldstone—now it turns out they did.
Embattled J Street chief Jeremy Ben Ami
It all brings to mind Sen. Sam Ervin's famous invocation during Watergate of the couplet by Walter Scott: "Oh! What a tangled web we weave/When first we practice to deceive!" And it makes it tempting to call J Street's behavior Nixonian. But that would be unfair to Richard Nixon. He was a friend of Israel.