Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Barack Says No to Israel

The Obama campaign doesn't believe in bipartisanship, after all.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has canceled an appearance at a New York rally next week after organizers blindsided her by inviting Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, aides to the senator said Tuesday.

Why won't he let Hillary and Sarah stand together, just like on the Saturday Night Live skit, to show the world that the U.S. is united in its contempt for the leader of Iran, and its support for Israel?

Several American Jewish groups plan a major rally outside the United Nations on Sept. 22 to protest against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Organizers said Tuesday that both Clinton, who nearly won the Democratic nomination for president, and Palin, Republican candidate John McCain's running mate, are expected to attend.

I thought Democrats were mature, and put principle over politics. The 'good government' guys.

That would have set up a closely scrutinized and potentially explosive pairing in the midst of a presidential campaign, one in which the New York senator is campaigning for Democratic nominee Barack Obama while Palin actively courts disappointed Clinton supporters.

Explosive? How? Does anyone remember the thrill of women breaking the glass ceiling? Maybe 100,000 million holes are enough, thank you very much.

Clinton aides were furious. They first learned of the plan to have both Clinton and Palin appear when informed by reporters.

"Her attendance was news to us, and this was never billed to us as a partisan political event," said Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines. "Sen. Clinton will therefore not be attending."

Wouldn't it be funny if Palin's people said it was all a misunderstanding - she's scheduled to be in Little Rock - then what would Hillary do - re-accept?

A McCain-Palin campaign official, speaking on condition of anonymity because Palin's schedule for Monday has not been announced, said only that Palin tentatively planned to attend the rally.

Palin Power continues to rock the Dems.

Both McCain and Obama have made strong appeals to Jewish voters, particularly in critical states like Florida. Obama has emphasized to Jewish audiences his commitment to Israel's security, and has worked to dispel doubts created by false rumors that he is Muslim.

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