Palin at AIPAC: That Didn’t Take Long

MSNBC and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) are reporting that Gov. Palin met this afternoon with the board of directors of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and Sen. Joe Lieberman to, in the words of one McCain campaign official cited by MSNBC, put “the American Jewish community at ease over her understanding of US-Middle East relations.” It’s worth noting that Palin, who has obviously been completely off-limits to reporters since she was rolled out as McCain’s running-mate in Dayton Friday, stiffed a reception in her honor sponsored by none other than Phyllis Schlafly a couple hours later. (One wonders what other lobbies have tried to arrange a meeting with Palin in the last 96 hours and with what success.)

“We had a good productive discussion on the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship, and we were pleased that Gov. Palin expressed her deep, personal, and lifelong commitment to the safety and well-being of Israel,” AIPAC spokesman Josh Block said after the meeting. “Like Sen. McCain, the vice presidential nominee understands and believes in the special friendship between the two democracies and would work to expand and deepen the strategic partnership in a McCain/Palin Administration.”

“She was extremely well received,” McCain campaign spokesman Michael Goldfarb said, noting that Palin was interrupted by applause twice,” according to the JTA account. He added that Palin spoke about “the relationship between Israel and American national security, and the threats to Israel from Iran and others.”

Evidence of nervousness in the McCain campaign about Palin’s impact on Jewish voters and donors was made clear when the Likudist Republican Jewish Coalition circulated a video of her Alaska office in which it found a small Israeli flag, in the words of Politico, “poking out from behind a drape.”

“I think it speaks volumes that she keeps an Israeli flag on the wall of her office,” RJC’s executive director, Matt Brooks, told Politico in an e-mail. “It clearly shows what’s in her heart.” Politico’s analysis is well worth reading. As I noted Friday, a Nexis search of the two years previous to her selection as McCain’s running-mate failed to find a single published article in which Palin ever mentioned Israel. I suspect it may make it into her acceptance speech Wednesday night.

Author: Jim Lobe

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  • Sharonsj

    If you’re going to shoot someone, start with the really rich Christian religious nuts and really rich Arabs who actually run this country. First thing Sarah Palin did as mayor was try to ban books! Then her church invites guests who claim Jews get killed because they won’t convert. She probably has the Israeli flag because she’s hoping for Armageddon. Then Sarah and her hubby discuss whether to keep the Down’s Syndrome child–a discussion and choice she would deny every other woman in America. As for her ability to have a balanced budget–anyone in Alaska can do that because they get a percentage of the oil and gas company money (while the rest of the country gets nothing)…so much money that Alaska has enough left over to give cash to everyone living in the state–except for the Eskimos, who don’t count. If you don’t know any of this, you don’t deserve to blog about the state of this country, which, by the way, has been destroyed by Bush and his cronies.

    • Lear K

      How do these “rich Arabs “run this country?!

  • Bob

    What a surprise! I couldn’t watch the dems or the repubs. Made me sick. Rudy, with the man breasts, and the rest of the neonuts are all shills for AIPAC. Lieberman (a disgrace to America) and Tonto (a disgrace to the people of South Carolina) should be registered as Foreign Agents. And the dems — their “true believers” are too stupid to even talk to. Soon the USA will be, truly, a third world country and ‘our’ elites will be waring with most of the world. Give the Dutch a hand for trying to warn us what these neonuts are ready to do. And never forget, if voting mattered, they’d outlaw it!

  • Patrick Sullivan

    AIPAC+Ain’t It Pathetic and Cruel

  • Glendon Wayne

    The Rapture Pair

    Vote for the rapture pair
    It’s Johnny the saint
    and a daughter named after
    the daughter of Abraham
    who doesn’t pale for prophecy
    So is it Johnny the saint
    or the grounded angel
    not a songbird for the faint of heart
    or the devil prophecy of the chosen ist
    Das Ich ….Ich bin Du bist
    (The Id… I am You are)
    ein geriatric terrorist
    ein stein short of a full can
    to tally the sheep of empire
    or to sing the songs of a songbird
    the songs of rapture and singed jungle pain
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    Vote for the rapture pair
    for Johnny the maverick saint
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  • swans

    Anybody seen the video at YouTube, “McCain is Palin’s Bitch”. Hilarious!

  • Eugene Costa

    There is an important story headlined on antiwar’s front page in the context of this post:

    http://wiredispatch.com/news/?id=329340

    It would appear, in a roundabout analysis that I do not have time to detail here, that the Georgian attack on Ossetia and the Russian Federation response has flushed out Sarkozy finally as the true Zionist that he is, and which he has managed to conceal for a very long time.

  • Eugene Costa

    There is another interesting article here, from the Eurasia Review and with a different point of view:

    http://georgiandaily.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7246&Itemid=132

    Putin surely knows what “regime” means in French, but was leaving an opening for Sarkozy, which he has not taken so far.

    By warning Iran that an Israeli attack on Iran might be “illegitimate” but still “intelligent”, Sarkozy entangles himself in acrobatics that look increasingly similar to standard lines of the Israelis and the Neo-Cons.

    On the one hand, he is telling the Russians that no “spheres of influence” can be allowed to exist in regard to Georgia, but that exactly that the same “sphere of influence” does exist in regard to Israel’s ultimata and threats to Iran.

  • Bob Silentio

    Almost all those countries which have a corrupt civil service, corrupt politicians and a cowardly population. See Great Britain. Germany. France. Italy, Holland, Australia et al.

    • Archie Armstrong

      Interesting, not even in Australia does the cowardly, sycophantic press make ANY mention of the one presidential candidate who mentions what most of the population want to hear, Dr. Ron Paul.

  • Eugene Costa

    Another call today from Dennis Kucinich on the necessity of continuing and redoubling the effort to impeach, including to short-circuit the still contemplated Israeli or US or combined attack on Iran, which Sarkozy is now also talking about indirectly:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4N64ZEoZqc

    Dennis Kucinich and Paul Craig Roberts are clearly on the same page, and to their great credit.

  • Steve

    Israel is the best. The Lutherans and the Masons can go jump in the lake if they can’t handle this fact. If 4,000 of the latter had to experience the IED’s, like our soldiers in Iraq, the war would be over.

  • Tim R.

    You know why so many people seem to like Palin? Because whether you agree with her or not, people can see that she is REAL. She is sincere. She is her own person. Unlike Obama she is not the kind of person who has positions that will change depending on poll numbers and unlike Biden she is very confident but NOT an arrogant blowhard.

    • Eugene Costa

      According to a story on the wirse today, Sarah Palin is the worst type of welfare mother.

      In Palin’s two years in office, Alaska has asked for almost $750 million in special federal spending,the largest per-capita request in US.

      As mayor of Wasilla, a small town of 8,000 people, Palin even hired a special lobbyist to go to Washington and make Federal fund requests totaling $27 million.

      Let’s see, $27,000,000 divided by 8000–yep, that’s Israelesque all right.

  • ConcernedHuman

    The people of the world needs to wake up and realize the depth of lies, usury and corruption that has swept the west, east, north and south alike, its a worldwide problem, stemming from an ancient luciferian sect, currently under disguise with various names like illuminati, masonry, aipac, israel, cia, fbi…etc, etc.

    The problem is evident in all societies, whether christian, atheist, muslim, buddisht, shinto white, black, brown, yellow…whatever.

    Islam (the belief and living accordingly inline with THE One and Only God) has been warning humanity since the creation of humanity itself against this evil, as it has been laid out as a trial for humanity.

    Try to overcome your misconceptions, try to overcome the wrong doings of some muslims, and open up your mind and heart to Islam:

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  • ConcernedHuman

    God is One, Humanity is One, Goodness is One, Islam is One.

  • David Stolz

    The United States is wholly controlled by the Israeli Lobby:From media,to film,to universities.It imposes its will on continental Europe,and seek hegenmy in the Middle East.Since the end of FDRs vicious world catastrophe,and The greatest war criminal in histories reighn (Churchill)in England,the westhas declined into a materialstic-sinance-capital-marxcist system,where culture is homoginized,and society is in decline,all while the fundementilists wave flags and cheer there fundementelst masters who play them so artfully.Yet people still can’t see,even in the anti-war movement,by there ignorant regerences to Hitler and ‘Facisim,they dance to the real enemies tune.World Zionism,an its soldiers:The Judeo-Christian’s…They have been in tribal conflict with our Greco-Roman Nordic,roots from there begiinings,and will not relent until they either exploit,or crush us all,in a nucleur ‘true holucaust”

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    Hi, my name is Richard Schoot, I’m a Dutchman and I invite you all to read the book and articles I’ve written and published on uk.geocities.com/ibcpp Kind regards

  • Nader McKinney

    Dr Ron & Ralph

    “The two parties should be
    almost identical, so that
    the American people can
    ‘throw the rascals out’
    at any election without
    leading to any profound or
    extensive shifts in policy.”
    – Carol Quigley

    Cynthia Mike Dennis Jesse Ross Jimmy

    And the men* who hold high places
    Must be the ones who start
    To mold a new reality
    Closer to the heart

  • Lola433

    PALIN IS UNAMERICAN — She’s okay with Alaska Seceding from the US!

    Palin tells the Alaskan Independence Party (The party that fights to become a separate, Independent Nation), whose goal is a vote on seceding from the U.S., to ‘keep up the good work.’According to the AIP’s Web site founder of the party, Joe Volger said, “I’m an Alaskan, not an American. I’ve got no use for America or her damned institutions.”

    Here is her address at this Party’s 2008 Convention!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh7EtOCZvjI

    I could never vote for someone so Un-American! Someone ashamed to be a U.S. Citizen.

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  • Why Do Conservatives Love Sarah Palin, and the Republican Party? Because They Never Stop Whining, attacking, or telling lies.
    Start fighting first, figure out the reasons later.
    Sarah Palin is the Empress-Queen of the screaming-for-screaming’s sake generation.Vindictive meanderings of a preening paranoiac with the IQ of a celery stalk.
    She has staked out, as her own personal political turf, the entire landscape of incoherent white American resentment. In this area she leaves even Rush Limbaugh in the dust. She is building a political career around the little interpersonal wars in the immediate airspace surrounding her sawdust-filled head.
    Palin is on an endless crusade against assholes. It’s all she thinks about. She doesn’t really have any political ideas, in the classic sense of the word — in fact nothing resembling real political

  • Ronald L. Waldron

    “I think it speaks volumes that she keeps an Israeli flag on the wall of her office,”
    and that Palin expressed her deep, personal, and lifelong commitment to the safety and well-being of Israel.".
    AIPAC spokesman Josh Block said Palin spoke about “the relationship between Israel and American national security, and the threats to Israel from Iran and others.”
    Another puppet like Geore W, that will
    be supported, financed, and controlled
    by AIPAC & ZIONIST GROUPS.
    MEDIA COVERAGE, for sure!!

  • Ronald L. Waldron

    convictions, not health care, not financial regulatory reform, not Iraq or Afghanistan, but — assholes.
    She is going to have a willing ally in her supposed keen enemy, the mainstream media, which likewise loves nothing more than a political narrative that has nothing to do with politics. It’ll be a virtually endless war over nonsense like this.
    As brainless political theater, she can’t be topped. Like George W. Bush, even Palin herself doesn’t know this, another reason she’s such a perfect political tool.
    Hilariously she thinks living near Canada counts as foreign policy experience.

  • WHERE IS OUR AMERICAN PRIDE?

    AMERICA'S REAL ENEMY ATTACKS
    ON OUR MEMORIAL DAY, DO YOU FEEL PROUD OF OUR SICK POLITICAL& RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIPS RESPONCE?

    The NON-STATE, NON-COUNTRY, NON-MORAL, NON-ETHICAL, group of international criminals called ZIONIST Israeli's have produced more hate crimes and genocide then any other in history.The sickest part for America, is our government and religious institutions support such atrocities.Will Americans continue to ignor the facts, follow like sheep to slaughter, further burying their heads in the sand like ostriches? OR will Americans force the changes we have been promised for three generations?Will the international community stand up against the coalition of Israel & USA globalized crime bosses?

  • How many people have been murdered
    by Israel and its partner in 62 years of
    illegal occupations and manipulations?

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