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Heard on the Hill: Not Exactly Good Sports

Ira Forman, CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council, says that anecdote is well-known among Jews. And he says Hoyer’s so close to the Jewish community that it’s only natural that Jewish-isms might roll off his tongue. “He might not be fluent in Yiddish,” Forman tells HOH. “But he’s fluent in Yiddishkeit.”

Yiddishkeit, Forman tells us, means “Jewishness.”

So if the health care bill does pass, we can only expect Hoyer will use the phrase “mazel tov” on the morning shows.

Overheard on the Hill. “Chinese food will be served.”

— An enticement to attend a health care briefing Wednesday in the Rayburn House Office Building by former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. In an apparent bid to pack the house (if the promise of egg rolls wasn’t sufficient), the e-mailed invite also noted, “Interns and Staff Welcome.”

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