Just before President Obama addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Sunday, Representative Steny H. Hoyer, Democrat of Maryland stepped up to give what The New York Times called a no-holds-barred speech filled with applause lines for the assembled lobbying group delegates."

Apparently, the biggest cheer came after the statement:

I stand strongly against [statehood] that is declared either unilaterally or by an international body.”

He was, of course, referring to the Palestinain plan to appeal to the UN in September, but it's somewhat baffling that neither he nor the assembled masses appeared to notice the staggering irony inherent in the comment.