1 Kings 8-10
Solomon proves himself to be quite the politician. He would have done well in Chicago.
The ark is brought to the temple and God unleashes his "cloud" immediately (insert fart joke here).
At the dedication of the new temple, Solomon rededicates the Israelites to The Lord.
This came off (to me) as a politician making a speech.
The Queen of Sheba shows up because she doesn't believe how great Solomon is (?). When she sees his greatness he gives him a shitload of gold. Could political favors be far behind?