Dick Cheney’s Jewish fan club

Ben Smith at Buzzfeed reports on a Dick Cheney roast that took place in New York, hosted by Commentary magazine. Speakers rounded up by the famed Jewish journal of neoconservatism to roast the former veep included boldface Jewish names such as former Sen. Joseph Lieberman, former attorney general Michael Mukasey and former Cheney chief of staff (and convicted felon) Scooter Libby. Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld also roasted Cheney. The night’s sponsors included plenty of moneyed machers.

Here’s the program:

Ron Kampeas is JTA’s Washington bureau chief, responsible for coordinating coverage in the U.S. capital and analyzing political developments that affect the Jewish world. He comes to JTA from The Associated Press, where he worked for more than a decade in its bureaus in Jerusalem, New York, London and, most recently, Washington. He has reported from Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Bosnia and West Africa. While living in Israel, he also worked for the Jerusalem Post and several Jewish organizations.