G-d, I love the leaders of JFNA. They can't even get their story straight on something as simple as voting aye or nay on the admission of J-Street to membership in the Council of Presidents. While other "organizations" have registered their votes and now are demanding "reforms" in the Conference "processes," our dear friends at JFNA can't even decide (a) how they voted and (b) whether to tell their own constituency.
Follow the latest travesty: the vote took place, J-Street couldn't even muster a simple majority for admission let alone the extraordinary majority required; though JFNA went through no governance process in determining how it would or would not vote, it refused to disclose how it voted; The Forward's J.J. Goldberg arrived at the conclusion that JFNA abstained through a mathematical process of elimination (he knew the pro-admission votes and from there...JFNA abstained); a few days later a source advised and The Forward published, in its May 9 print edition, that JFNA had, in fact, voted "aye;" and thereafter The Forward redacted Nathan Guttman's story on-line and deleted all references to JFNA's vote.
And, here we are: JFNA, with no governance process, determined to vote on J-Street's admission*, but is so ashamed of its vote won't reveal it. Reminds me of the Gore-Bush election where 2500 Floridians in Dade County voted for Pat Buchanan because they were confused. Hanging chads, anyone??
Makes one proud, doesn't it?
* I am still wagering that JFNA abstained