Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stupidity Abounds

There's no other way to explain this. Gov. Sarah Palin was invited to attend a pro-Israel/anti-Iran rally in New York City coinciding with the United Nations opening session. So was Sen. Hillary Clinton.

That got Clinton all twisted in knots, and she refused to attend.

So, now the Jewish groups that put together the rally have decided to disinvite Gov. Palin.
Organizers of an anti-Iran demonstration in New York next week were planning to un-invite Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin after criticism that the event was being used for partisan political purposes.

The decision comes after aides to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she had canceled her appearance at the demonstration after she learned organizers blindsided her by inviting Palin.
How stupid is this? This is supposed to be a rally to support Israel and to stand as one against the Iranian mad mullahs and Ahmadinejad who again leveled nonsensical charges that Israel is commiting a Holocaust against the Palestinians and calling for Israel's destruction is a regular feature here. Party affiliation shouldn't matter, but apparently Hillary's support for Israel is limited to depending on who she has to share the stage with. She's much more comfortable hanging with Suha Arafat than she is with Gov. Palin, even though Palin was to be there to support Israel, while Arafat's husband did everything imaginable to destroy Israel.

The Jewish groups, and Sen. Clinton's office are playing politics over who was invited? It's silly. More to the point, it's stupid and it undermines the legitimacy of these Jewish groups. These groups, including Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, did not immediately return messages Tuesday seeking comment, nor did other organizers of the rally. Other event sponsors are the National Coalition to Stop Iran Now, The Israel Project, United Jewish Communities, the UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

Shame on them.

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