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  • Political tidbits: Schumer says Jews don’t care if Palin eats moose meat

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) campaigned for Barack Obama in South Florida on Sunday, reports the Palm Beach Post, and quotes him as saying Jews there aren’t impressed that Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin eats “moose meat.” Schumer also called slammed false rumors about Obama as “shmutz,” according to the Sun-Sentinel. The Obama campaign is expanding… More ▸

  • Iran. Iran. Iran. Iran. And that’s it.

    No Israel meat on the last night of the Republican Party’s convention in St. Paul. The candidate, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and three of his senatorial acolytes each devoted a line to Iran’s nuclear threat – and that’s it. Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor, got in his Israel licks Wednesday night, but overall,… More ▸

  • From Ak. to Fla., heritage across the USA

    Over at Politico, the prodigious Ben Smith wonders if the “Christian Heritage Week” Alaska Gov. (and John McCain’s Veep pick) Sarah Palin signed into law will make Jews nervous. Dunno, but it’d be a hard case for the Democrats to make, considering how one of their top Jewish surrogates, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.),… More ▸

  • NRA Jewess: Palin’s gonna get ya!

    First Linda Lingle, Hawaii’s Jewish Republican governor, came to the defense of Sarah Palin. And now Sandra Froman – the only Jew and only the second woman to serve as president of the NRA – has the GOP running mate’s back, in an op-ed that she’s sent out via e-mail. Our favorite line: “In addition,… More ▸

  • Attacking Obama for having the same position as McCain

    After hearing the charge three times in the last 36 hours, it is obvious that attacking Barack Obama for “flip-flopping” on the issue of Jerusalem is going to be a major talking point for Republicans in the Jewish community this fall. But there’s one huge problem with it. While even Obama has acknowledged that, at… More ▸

  • At RNC, foreign policy on stage, and in the margins

    Not a lot of foreign policy in Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s vice-presidential acceptance speech on Wednesday night at the Republican Party convention in St. Paul, but what little there was nodded to pro-Israel concerns about her thin resume. (Palin met with officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday.) Lots of red meat… More ▸

  • Nu, clear?

    Someone misunderestimated Sarah Palin. The John McCain campaign sent out the Alaska governor’s prepared remarks just as she began delivering her speech accepting the vice presidential nomination at the Republican Party convention in St. Paul. I thought the idea was to keep us on tenterhooks, to stop leaks but … it appears that the campaign… More ▸

  • Rudy Red Meat

    Hizzoner got in the Jerusalem line. Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor, brought attacks on Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to a crescendo on Wednesday night at the Republican Party convention in St. Paul. That’s the night when parties traditionally trash the opposition, and then use whatever time’s left over to debut vice presidential picks… More ▸