Why is everyone talking about a camel's nose and the current US government fiascos?

I had no idea but it came up twice in about five minutes on ABC’s This Week a little while ago.

Here’s the original tale.

Here’s the Wikipedia explanation.

Having traveled by camel a few times when I lived in Israel and having slept overnight in my share of Bedouin tents, you would think I’d have known this. Like the Jesuits taught me, we never stop learning.

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