Weiner in Minnesota

Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who is poised to be the first Muslim congressman, got a visit and endorsement yesterday from Rep. Anthony Weiner.

Ellison, who converted to Islam from Christianity, is poised to become the de facto spokesperson for a large portion of the county’s Muslim community. The trip to Minnesota certainly seems like another example of Weiner, an outspoken Israel hawk who was listed among the 50 most influential Jews in America by the Forward, broadening his portfolio.

It’s not entirely unlike his decision to endorse and campaign for Yvette Clarke against David Yassky, a fellow alumni from Schumerworld, in the NY-11th. And, since, his credibility among his base ethnic constituents is apparently unimpeachable, just as smart politically.

Dept. of Semantics: A reader emails to say, “Get your terminology right. It’s Schumerland, not Schumerworld.”

– Azi Paybarah