More on Palin, Buchanan and the Jewish Vote

This Palin is anti-Israel smear campaign from Rep. Robert Wexler actually began just hours after Friday's Veep announcement, when The Nation's Christopher Hayes dusted off a nearly decade old AP story naming then Wasilla Alaska Mayor Sarah Palin among those wearing Buchanan buttons at a Fairbanks campaign luncheon in 1999.  That astounding revelation alone, suggested Hayes, proved that Palin once supported Buchanan's "hard-right, fringe [campaign] for president."Hayes later updated the piece with an admission that McCain spokesman Michael Goldfarb had responded that Palin:"wore the button as a courtesy to Mr. Buchanan, and in an effort to make him feel welcome during his visit, but immediately sent a letter to the editor of her local paper clarifying that the button should not have been interpreted as an endorsement of any kind."In fact, Palin supported not Buchanan; not even John McCain, but rather Steve Forbes in 2000. But Obama loyalists smelled an...(Read Full Post)