Politics, Law, & the Nobel Peace Prize©
The U.S. Congress and The Administration
The U.S. has yet to elect a Jewish President. One might say with forty-six Presidents elected since George Washington, that matches expectations. With roughly two percent of today's U.S. population being Jewish, one in fifty should be a good rule of thumb. The time is coming. In 2000, staunch democrats could argue that the popular vote did elect our first Jewish Vice President. Joe Lieberman almost became the man "a heart beat from the Presidency". A thousand votes in Florida would have made it so. Perhaps in 2008?
The story was completely different in the U.S. Senate (108th Congress) where one would have logically expected to find two Jews. There were 11.
- Barbara Boxer (D-California)
- Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin)
- Diane Feinstein (D-California
- Herb Kohl (D- Wisconsin)
- Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey)
- Joseph Lieberman (D-Connecticut)
- Carl Levin (D-Michigan)
- Charles Schumer (D-New York)
- Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania)
- Norm Coleman (R-Minnesota)
- Ron Wyden (D-Oregon)