23 September 2009

Political Naches

With my son's circumcision ceremony impending, my father pointed out that the day of my own bris was also the day that William Donald Schaefer was inaugurated for his first term as Mayor of Baltimore, which apparently affected attendance at my bris.

That's amusing enough, but it gets a little better: Schaefer succeeded Thomas D'Alesandro III as mayor; D'Alesandro lived around the corner from us.

And here's where it all comes together, in some kind of not-quite-six-degrees-of-separation: D'Alesandro's sister is Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and second in line to the presidency.


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