The Corner

Sarah Palin, the Woman with Dual Loyalties Who Doesn’t Even Know about the Jewish Blood Libel?

It’s worth pointing out that as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin had an Israeli flag in her office. Harold Meyerson wrote in September 2008:

The highlight of this afternoon’s reception of the Republican Jewish Coalition at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center, other than the spread from Wolfgang Puck, was the revelation that in an interview filmed in Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s office well before she was being considered for the national ticket, an Israeli flag was plainly visible on her wall.

“She was being interviewed by some wildlife show about hiking up glaciers,” RJC executive director Matt Brooks said, “and you could see an Israeli flag on the wall. It tells me she has Israel in her heart and in her mind.”

Meyerson, in a post titled “Dual Loyalties?,” went on to ask: 

 is it possible that Palin, in her heart of hearts, believes that Alaska should leave the United States and append itself to Israel?

I called it Palin Derangement Syndrome on Twitter earlier. I’m not sure how else to explain the frenzies. 

Most Popular

White House

Rachel Maddow’s Turnberry Tale

To a certain kind of Rachel Maddow viewer, there are few more titillating preludes to a news segment than the one she delivered Monday: “If you have not seen it yet, you are going to want to sit down.” Maddow’s story began, as many of her stories do, with President Trump, this time focused on his hotel ... Read More

The Problem with Pete Buttigieg

In a 2018 midterm election that didn’t give Republicans a lot to laugh about, one development that no doubt left them smiling was watching progressives across the country donate $80 million to Beto O’Rourke, in a Texas Senate race that was always going to be a steep uphill climb. Democratic party leaders can ... Read More