McCain is sending Palin to Florida next week. This is an excerpt from the files of Sarah Pailin's pastor:
Brickner also described terrorist attacks on Israelis as God's "judgment of unbelief" of Jews who haven't embraced Christianity:
"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."
Sarah Palin was in the church when dude said this. Look I have no idea, how Palin feels about Jews or Israel or much else. As a general standard, I think all politicians should be judged on their individual merits. My beef isn't with Palin--it's with professional hyperventilators who have no problem denouncing Rev. Wright as a raving antisemite, who love to talk about the wave of antisemitism sweeping over the ghetto, but have nothing to say about this sort of thing. It's disgusting, weak and the stock and trade of intellectual cowards.
UPDATE: Commenter Brenda offers a much-needed correction:
That sermon was acutally from the head of Jews for Jesus, guesting at the church, not the regular pastor. I think your point still stands, and Brickner certainly received an effusive introduction from said pastor, but let's be as accurate as possible if we're going to make this case.
UPDATE #2: From commenter Ano:
So, which is it? Do Wright and Palin-Pastor matter, or don't they? This type of post kind of makes it sound like you want a double-standard going the OTHER way (Wright = OK, Palin-Pastor = significant).
Not at all. For my money, neither matter. Like I said, I have absolutely no idea how she feels about Jews. But I want people who go around hollering about Wright to be loyal to their own standard. Feel me? That goes for the critics--and it goes for reporters who insist that Wright is a problem among Jews.
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