Gov. Cuomo's staff is training like mad for a whitewater rafting race this Sunday and Monday against Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other New York officials, doing push-ups, lifting weights, and engaging in feats of strength. Meanwhile, Bronx State Sen. Jeffrey Klein, who's leading a team, is training naught but his wit: "Jews are naturally strong rowers," Klein told The Wall Street Journal. "We used to do it full-time for the Roman Empire—haven't you ever seen Ben-Hur?" Welcome to the Borscht Belt, Adirondack edition.
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