Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Recently I received a very interesting email from a good friend in South Carolina that with the utterance of one word clearly defined our current Administration and both Houses of Congress. Let me repeat the electronic communication for your edification.

Chutzpah is a Yiddish word meaning gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, sheer guts plus arrogance. It’s Yiddish and, as Leon Rosten writes, no other word in no other language can do it justice. This example of Chutzpah is better than 1,000 words…

A little old lady sold pretzels on a street corner for 25 cents each. Every day a young man would leave his office building at lunch time, and as he passed her pretzel stand, he would leave her a quarter, but never take a pretzel. This went on for more than three years, yet the two of them never spoke. One day, as the young man passed the old lady’s stand and left his quarter as usual, the pretzel lady spoke to him…without blinking an eye she said, ‘They’re 35 cents now.’”

It certainly does not take a doctorate degree to know that the word CHUTZPAH perfectly defines just what is going on in our current Administration and throughout both Halls of Congress. You and I now have a perfect opportunity to do something definitive about this situation, and it is quickly coming November 2010. We collectively must act responsibly before our country is totally destroyed.


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