Norm Coleman, the former Jewish Republican senator from Minnesota, stumps near* the AIPAC conference for his pal, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty who may or may not be considering a presidential bid in 2012. (We covered this here.)
TCJewFolk (That’s Twin Cities Jewish Folk) was there, and the wonderfully monickered Leora Maccabee has the skinny — and it is skinny. Coleman is appealing to all us Jewish parents who get anxious when our babies don’t show a little pinch in their cheeks:
People ask me why I’m thin. It’s because I worry a lot. But if Pawlenty was in charge, I’d never lose a night of sleep on the issue of Israel.
I like this get out the vote(or the checkbook) tactic — let’s call it the "Look at this punim!" pitch.
*Not AT. Near, at the Grand Hyatt, about four blocks away. Leora says about 30-40 GOP Jews were in attendance.