Flaum makes it five


The GOP convention has made it to half a minyan.

David Flaum, the chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition, is one of five Jewish speakers scheduled to address the GOP convention next week in St. Paul.

Of course, that’s about how many Jewish speakers the Democrats have in a given night this week in Denver. But the GOP is batting nicely in the quality department: In addition to an invocation by Rabbi Ira Flax from Birmingham, Ala., speakers include homeboy Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) and Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle (who might have a thing or two to tell fellow Republicans about mocking native son Barack Obama’s vacation choices).

And then there’s Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) Didn’t he play a role in another convention a while back?

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