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  • 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 ▸

  • Hadassah Lieberman: Not a Republican, but backing McCain

    Like her husband, Hadassah Lieberman is backing John McCain. And on Monday afternoon she was the featured speaker at the Republican Jewish Coalition National Women’s Committee fund-raiser and fashion show. But, she insisted to JTA, that doesn’t mean she’s become a Republican. A global ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Lieberman said… More ▸

  • NJDC: ‘Particularly strange’ pick

    Ira Forman, executive direction of the National Jewish Democratic Council, argues that “for a party which claims it is trying to reach out to the Jewish community McCain’s pick is particularly strange.” Here’s the full statement: Today, Senator John McCain made his first critical presidential decision with his selection of his Vice Presidential running mate…. More ▸

  • Lieberman’s old aide: Palin a big risk

    Blogging for the New York Daily News, Dan Gerstein writes: In picking an unknown, untested, half-a-term woman governor from Alaska to be his running mate, John McCain is following in a long line of reckless men who have rolled the dice for a beauty queen. Except in this case, McCain is taking one of the… More ▸

  • Experience no longer needed

    My initial thought on the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is that the entire narrative of this campaign, and the McCain line of attack against Sen. Barack Obama, is going to have to change. Think about some of the main arguments that McCain backers have put forth about Sen. Barack Obama – and they’re… More ▸