David Gregory, host of NBC's Meet the Press, and Bret Baier, host of Fox News's Special Report, are among the latest applicants to the Chevy Chase Club, the historic social club that has catered to Washington's wealthiest for over a century....
The Chevy Chase Club was founded in 1892. As recently as 1976, it did not accept Jewish or African-American members, according to a report in the New York Times. And despite reforms, some who have visited the club believe it has maintained an atmosphere reminiscent of earlier days.
"Order a cocktail at the Chevy Chase country club and you'll step back into ante-bellum Savannah," one British reporter for the Telegraph observed last year. "The blacks wait on WASPs, showing all the deference expected of them. You won't find many Cohens either, lounging on the well-kept lawn."Something to keep in mind next you hear the likes of David Gregory talking about the need for "shared sacrifice" or "hard choices," or for cutting Social Security.
LP - What a hoot. This is who is interpreting what the American people want.
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