Tweeting AIPAC

By | May 24, 2011

Well, folks, another AIPAC Policy Conference has come and gone, and this year’s had no shortage of buzz. With a pair of high-profile speeches from Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu, bookended by the former’s speech on the Middle East last week and the latter’s Congressional address earlier today, the 2011 Conference generated a lot of chatter on that up-and-coming phenomenon, the Internet. Here are a few of our favorite tweets from the weekend’s events:

Noah Pollak (@noahpollak), Executive Director of the Emergency Committee for Israel:

  • “Boehner is great. But he looks like he spent the weekend pounding Bud Lites on a motorboat. Sunscreen, Mr. Speaker. Check it out.”

Jeffrey Goldberg (@Goldberg3000), national correspondent, The Atlantic:

  • “AIPAC convention feels a bit like what I imagine the atmosphere inside the Loehmann’s dressing room to be.”
  • “Is it possible to find speakers who can pronounce ‘Iran’ correctly? All existential threats should be pronounced with care.”
  • “A problem for Israel: Bibi looking to marry Republicans, but some Republicans might only be interested in dating through 2012.”
  • “Basic problem for POTUS: AIPAC is a Leon Uris crowd, Obama is more Philip Roth.”

Eli Lake (@elilake), national security reporter, The Washington Times:

  • “When Netanyahu ends his speech, will Congress PA system play the theme song of Greatest American Hero? Believe it or not it’s just Bibi.”

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), political writer:

  • “GOP should solve Boring Pawlenty problem by amending the constitution to make Bibi eligible to run.”

M.J. Rosenberg (@MJayRosenberg), Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at Media Matters Action Network:

  • “How can same people produce Andy Samberg, Jon Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Franco & Eric Cantor.”

What did we miss? Tell us in the comments!

One thought on “Tweeting AIPAC

  1. Vlady says:

    “What did we miss? Tell us in the comments!”

    Actually, it seems you did not miss any anti BIbi lefty comment around. But you did missed comments like

    “I think it’s been a great visit for Bibi, in which he’s been able to put the case for Israel clearly, forcefully, cogently and with passion.
    I for one loved his mini-lecture, call it what you will, in his White House meeting with Obama.
    “It isn’t going to happen”, he said bluntly, referring to the right of return. Brilliant. It had to be said, and he said it clearly. Three Cheers for Bibi!”

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