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  • 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 ▸

  • Joe noodges, Bush winks, Sarah smiles

    Joe Lieberman wentandunnit and urged his erstwhile party-mates to vote Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) president. The Connecticut senator, addressing the Republican convention in St. Paul on Tuesday, also brought about the first Clinton applause line at a Republican convention, albeit at the expense of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), the Democratic nominee: “Let me contrast Barack… More ▸

  • Rabbi Flax quotes Proverbs, endorses McCain

    Rabbi Ira Flax quoted Proverbs, saluted the military and endorsed John McCain in his closing benediction Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. The retired Air Force chaplain, now living in Birmingham, Ala., began by noting that “the song ‘God Bless America’ was introduced to this country 70 years ago, and in those seven decades,… More ▸

  • Obama, Palin issue joint statement: Pat, shtum

    Just days after Pat Buchanan helped perpetuate absurd claims that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (also, the Republican VP pick) was once an acolyte, now he’s “helping” Obama. Democrats jumped the gun and attempted to link Palin to Buchanan, a Holocaust diminisher and an acknowledged non-fan of Israel. For Republicans, it’s turnabout is fair play. Danny… More ▸

  • RJC leader: I like Sinatra, Palin likes Israel

    A top Jewish Republican leader said today that Sarah Palin will help John McCain appeal to Jewish voters because her background reinforces the message that McCain is a “real agent of change.” Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks told reporters in Minneapolis today that McCain is “not your average ordinary Republican” where “it’s going… More ▸