When I consider the cynicism of the establishment in its presentation of Sarah Palin as V.P. candidate and the goyim's immediate gullible acceptance of the ruse I wonder how far we are from a President Tammy Faye or Jan Crouch with an adviser Netanyahu in the White House, such a grotesque mockery this counterfeit conservativism is.
Up until midweek last week, some 48 to 72 hours before Mr. McCain introduced Ms. Palin at a Friday rally in Dayton, Ohio, Mr. McCain was still holding out the hope that he could choose a good friend, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, a Republican close to the campaign said. Mr. McCain had also been interested in another favorite, former Gov. Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania.
But both men favor abortion rights, anathema to the Christian conservatives who make up a crucial base of the Republican Party. As word leaked out that Mr. McCain was seriously considering the men, the campaign was bombarded by outrage from influential conservatives who predicted an explosive floor fight at the convention and vowed rejection of Mr. Ridge or Mr. Lieberman by the delegates. ("Palin Disclosures Raise Questions on Vetting," Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times, September 1, 2008)
U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin told the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC on Tuesday that she would "work to expand and deepen the strategic partnership between U.S. and Israel," the group's spokesman told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Palin spent Tuesday in her hotel suite with campaign aides working on her speech at the Republican Convention scheduled for Wednesday. Sources familiar with her schedule said that she also had a private session with Jewish Senator Joe Lieberman.
Lieberman, a democrat and former vice presidential nominee, has come out in support of the Republican ticket, saying in his speech Tuesday "Governor Palin, like [presidential candidate] John McCain, is a reformer, that's why I sincerely believe the real ticket for change is the McCain-Palin ticket." ('Palin told AIPAC she wants stronger Israel ties,' Haaretz August 3, 2008)