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Political tidbits: Silverman talks about the “schlep,” new ads and more

  • Sarah Silverman talks to the New York Times about her video for “The Great Schlep.”
  • The National Jewish Democratic Council’s new advertisement deals with energy independence, while the Republican Jewish Coalition’s latest is about Obama’s statement that he would meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “without preconditions.”
  • Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff reveals that Barack Obama’s campaign returned $33,000 to two brothers in the Gaza Strip who had bought t-shirts in bulk from the campaign’s online store. They listed their addresss as “Ga.,” which the campaign thought was Georgia.
  • Time’s Joe Klein asks “where’s the outrage” from conservative Jews over Sarah Palin’s church and Sean Hannity citing a “Jew-hater” as a source.
  • The Cleveland Plain-Dealer explores whether Republicans can make inroads in the Jewish vote in Ohio.
  • Joe Lieberman tells Chabad of Boca Raton, and the Palm Beach Post, that it’s OK to attack Obama’s associations, but that doesn’t mean McCain is trying to avoid issues.
  • Lieberman introduces Palin at a big fundraiser in Palm Beach.
  • Matt Littman, at the Huffington Post, wonders how many Jews Sarah Palin has met.
  • Those pro-Obama videos from Israelis give a false impression of his support in the Jewish state, according to Shmuel Rosner in Commentary.
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