The Long and the short of it

When Chris Christie spoke before the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas last Saturday, he didn’t publicly acknowledge Sheldon Adelson (unlike all other speakers).

Then right after Christie lost the audience with his remark, U.S. Rep. Billy Long roared from the podium “There are no occupied territories!” and he got a standing ovation.

Long is a close personal friend to Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks, and people in the room read his statement as a proxy.

Read more on Christie’s relationship with Adelson in this New Republic piece.

The Long and the short of it