Menu JTA Search

Sarah Palin

  • Palin is qualified, much more than Obama

    To the Editor: Regarding the story "Conservative debate Jewish antipathy for Palin," I fail to understand why my fellow Jews often argue that Palin is "unqualified" for the presidency. She started from nothing. No political connections, not from a big-money family. She was just a PTA mom in a small town, who decided to make… More ▸

  • Wasserman Schultz smacks down Palin

    Sarah Palin questioned Barack Obama’s support for Israel yesterday, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) didn’t like it one bit. “Gov. Sarah Palin — who prior to her nomination for Vice President had never spoken publicly about Israel in any major forum – has no standing to question Barack Obama’s unshakeable commitment to Israel and… More ▸

  • Political tidbits: Burns likes Obama’s stance on Iran, Fleischer calls Obama new Carter (UPDATED)

    Former Bush administration official Nicholas Burns says Barack Obama is right: The United States should talk to adversaries like Iran, in Newsweek. Former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer calls Barack Obama “the Jimmy Carter of the 21st century” and brings up Jeremiah Wright when talking to Jewish voters in Las Vegas, reports the Wall Street… More ▸

  • John and Sarah Shmoe?

    “‘O’ & Joe or The Shmoes” – that’s the slogan on a new campaign button from the National Jewish Democratic Council. For an $18 donation, you’ll get a button with caricatures of the four candidates and the slogan – with John McCain and Sarah Palin pegged as “The Shmoes.” NJDC executive director Ira Forman said… More ▸

  • A little more on the Palin-Meridor meeting

    Sarah Palin and Israeli Ambassador to the United States Sallai Meridor talked about the U.S.-Israel relationship and the challenges both countries face, including the Iranian nuclear threat, in their meeting Monday morning at a Leesburg, Va. hotel. An embassy official said the ambassador had requested the opportunity to meet Palin and Monday was the first… More ▸

  • Hollywood Jews for Obama, part MCM….

    No big surprise here, but Gina Gershon is on board, emulating Sarah Palin (including a flag bikini shot that turned out to have been photoshopped): Henry Winkler, in full Fonz mode, joins Ron Howard and Andy Griffith in reprising their ancient TV roles to back Obama in this bit, also from the Funny or Die… More ▸