The Pathetic Attempt to Wrongly Wright Sarah Palin

Marc Sheppard
Having failed in their attempts to label Sarah Palin a Nazi sympathizer, lefties are now working to safeguard their crucial Jewish voting block by fabricating a Jeremiah Wrightish problem for the Republican VP candidate.

During last night's post-speech "analysis" on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow asked why Palin has yet to explain why she sat in church 2 weeks ago listening to a speaker blame terrorist attacks in Israel on the fact that Jews don't believe in Jesus Christ.  The sheer improvidence of the allegation forced host Chris Matthews to challenge his fellow Obama water carrier for her source, which she named as The Politico.

Sure enough, a Tuesday piece at the site reported that 2 weeks ago, "Palin's church, the Wasilla Bible Church, gave its pulpit over to a figure viewed with deep hostility by many Jewish organizations: David Brickner, the executive director of Jews for Jesus."

According to Politico's Ben Smith, Palin's pastor, Larry Kroon, confirmed that the Governor was in attendance when Brickner "described terrorist attacks on Israelis as God's ‘judgment of unbelief' of Jews who haven't embraced Christianity."  Smith then offered this quote from Brickner's sermon as testament:

"Judgment is very real and we see it played out on the pages of the newspapers and on the television. It's very real. When [Brickner's son] was in Jerusalem he was there to witness some of that judgment, some of that conflict, when a Palestinian from East Jerusalem took a bulldozer and went plowing through a score of cars, killing numbers of people. Judgment - you can't miss it." 

Hours later, Andrew Sullivan quoted directly from Smith's piece in his strange Atlantic blog entry titled Anti-Jewish Terror is "God's Judgment," calling it amazing "Karma" and asking:

"How does Hannity deal with this? After what he said about Jeremiah Wright?"

Wait - it gets better.

Yesterday, both Pastor Kroon and McCain-Palin campaign spokesman Michael Goldfarb replied that Palin had no idea that Brickner would be speaking that day, with Goldfarb adding that:

"Governor Palin does not share the views he expressed, and she and her family would not have been sitting in the pews of this church for the last seven years if his remarks were even remotely typical."

Providing no context beyond the words I've just quoted, Sullivan quickly responded to the McCain spokesman by claiming that "Michael Goldfarb is now defending Jews For Jesus! This is an organization the ADL describes on its website thus: ‘Targeting Jews for Conversion with Subterfuge and Deception.'" 

What?  In what world does disavowing a group leader's views translate to defending the group?

Perhaps what Sullivan refers to as "radio silence on this from the right-wing media," is merely a lack of reaction to the blatant absurdity of the hollow associations the predominantly left-wing media are attempting to forge.

Grasping further at straws, Sullivan snidely asked whether it's okay to ask whether or not Palin contributed to a collection taken for JFJ that day, and pointed out that there was "still nothing from any of the sites that went apes**t over Jeremiah Wright."

Now, we've come to expect this sort of diaphanous moral equivalence from the likes of Maddow.  So, too, the venom spawned by her outburst last night on MSNBC - one Kos poster thanked the Air American for her well-after-the-fact "scoop" with cogent words typical of the site: "It is now out there.  F**k you Sarah Palin you racist f**ker."

Nice.

But does a seasoned blogger the likes of Sullivan really need to have the difference between 20 years with Wright and 20 minutes with Brickner explained to him?

As clearly desperate as it is pathetic.
Having failed in their attempts to label Sarah Palin a Nazi sympathizer, lefties are now working to safeguard their crucial Jewish voting block by fabricating a Jeremiah Wrightish problem for the Republican VP candidate.

During last night's post-speech "analysis" on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow asked why Palin has yet to explain why she sat in church 2 weeks ago listening to a speaker blame terrorist attacks in Israel on the fact that Jews don't believe in Jesus Christ.  The sheer improvidence of the allegation forced host Chris Matthews to challenge his fellow Obama water carrier for her source, which she named as The Politico.

Sure enough, a Tuesday piece at the site reported that 2 weeks ago, "Palin's church, the Wasilla Bible Church, gave its pulpit over to a figure viewed with deep hostility by many Jewish organizations: David Brickner, the executive director of Jews for Jesus."

According to Politico's Ben Smith, Palin's pastor, Larry Kroon, confirmed that the Governor was in attendance when Brickner "described terrorist attacks on Israelis as God's ‘judgment of unbelief' of Jews who haven't embraced Christianity."  Smith then offered this quote from Brickner's sermon as testament:

"Judgment is very real and we see it played out on the pages of the newspapers and on the television. It's very real. When [Brickner's son] was in Jerusalem he was there to witness some of that judgment, some of that conflict, when a Palestinian from East Jerusalem took a bulldozer and went plowing through a score of cars, killing numbers of people. Judgment - you can't miss it." 

Hours later, Andrew Sullivan quoted directly from Smith's piece in his strange Atlantic blog entry titled Anti-Jewish Terror is "God's Judgment," calling it amazing "Karma" and asking:

"How does Hannity deal with this? After what he said about Jeremiah Wright?"

Wait - it gets better.

Yesterday, both Pastor Kroon and McCain-Palin campaign spokesman Michael Goldfarb replied that Palin had no idea that Brickner would be speaking that day, with Goldfarb adding that:

"Governor Palin does not share the views he expressed, and she and her family would not have been sitting in the pews of this church for the last seven years if his remarks were even remotely typical."

Providing no context beyond the words I've just quoted, Sullivan quickly responded to the McCain spokesman by claiming that "Michael Goldfarb is now defending Jews For Jesus! This is an organization the ADL describes on its website thus: ‘Targeting Jews for Conversion with Subterfuge and Deception.'" 

What?  In what world does disavowing a group leader's views translate to defending the group?

Perhaps what Sullivan refers to as "radio silence on this from the right-wing media," is merely a lack of reaction to the blatant absurdity of the hollow associations the predominantly left-wing media are attempting to forge.

Grasping further at straws, Sullivan snidely asked whether it's okay to ask whether or not Palin contributed to a collection taken for JFJ that day, and pointed out that there was "still nothing from any of the sites that went apes**t over Jeremiah Wright."

Now, we've come to expect this sort of diaphanous moral equivalence from the likes of Maddow.  So, too, the venom spawned by her outburst last night on MSNBC - one Kos poster thanked the Air American for her well-after-the-fact "scoop" with cogent words typical of the site: "It is now out there.  F**k you Sarah Palin you racist f**ker."

Nice.

But does a seasoned blogger the likes of Sullivan really need to have the difference between 20 years with Wright and 20 minutes with Brickner explained to him?

As clearly desperate as it is pathetic.