House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) office went to absurd lengths to describe the popularity of the Israeli prime minister’s speech Tuesday.
In a statement issued to The New York Times, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said:
“If Taylor Swift and Katy Perry did a joint concert at Madison Square Garden wearing white-and-gold and black-and-blue dresses, accompanied by dancing sharks and llamas, that’s the only way you’d have a tougher ticket.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to give a speech Tuesday morning that will likely criticise the White House’s negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. In a controversial move, Boehner invited Netanyahu without first informing President Barack Obama.
According to The Times, the contentious nature of the speech and Washington’s annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference made Netanyahu tickets one of the hottest commodities in town.
“The tickets are hotter than fresh latkes,” quipped Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York).
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