Video: Hey, are we totally sure Palin’s a supporter of Israel?

posted at 4:05 pm on September 1, 2008 by Allahpundit

Reasonably sure, as you’ll see. (Sorry, Buchananites!) Although as lefty critic Geoff Berg notes, the fact that we’re reduced to scrutinizing podcasts like the Zapruder film for evidence of her views on foreign policy is, shall we say, less than optimal.

If you thought you liked her before, skip ahead to 4:10 and just wait. She can’t possibly be as guileless as she seems. Can she? Exit question: Hey, what kind of pin is that on her lapel, anyway? Click the image to watch.

Update: A top Orthodox Jewish rabbi in Anchorage seems to like her just fine.


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Man, Barry-I lived in Anchorage for 3 years-I love her voice and that accent!

Agreed.

aengus on September 1, 2008 at 7:09 PM

I love it.

Her husband (The First Dude) helps repair the governor executive Mansion with his own hands. Luckily for him, the VP house at the naval observatory is a fixer upper.

A blue star service flag and the star of David, great visual.

El Coqui on September 1, 2008 at 7:10 PM

Her husband (The First Dude)

That phrase – “The First Dude” – from Dowd’s catty smear job on Palin really makes me cringe. Here’s hoping if theres every a woman president the press will have the wherewithal to call her husband The First Gentleman. Also, heres hoping hes as classy as Denis Thatcher was.

aengus on September 1, 2008 at 7:16 PM

J_Gocht on September 1, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Sovereign nation? You mean a nation wich invaded another sovereign nation in ’90 to control

it’s resources to pay off it’s war debt and buy new weapons. A sovereign nation ruled by a

one party system whose members are a religous sect that only comprise 20% of the population.

A nation who gave sactuary to Abu Nidal, Abu Abbas as well as a top ranking Al Queda

lieutenant. A “sovereign” nation which had 16 U.N. sanctions levied against which they all

subsuquently violated; as opposed to the real sovereign nation you have today, a

representative democracy with a constitutional form of government. Given a choice between

the two versions of a sovereign Iraq, I will choose the latter, you seem to foolishly prefer

the former.

Futhermore, France and Russia were the biggest importers and re-sellers of Iraqi oil. That’s

why they actively obstructed the war. The longer the Saddam remained in power, the more

money France, Russia and the U.N. make. Don’t forget Hussein managed to smuggle about $3

billion in oil each year , and has even worked a finger into the oil-for-food pie,

orchestrating kickbacks from intermediaries and collecting further billions for his palaces

and weapons programs.

All of that is now gone. The don’t have to worry about depeding on other a corrupt

organization like the U.N. to give them medial supplies which Saddam stole and sold, they

handle the prodution and importation themselves. The Iraqis now have control over their own

oil production and exportation. We haven’t taken a drop, that was never the intent.

By the way,defense spending is one of the things government is constitutionaly required to

spend money on and it’s ony 4% if GDP, 1.5 percentage points of GDP below the 45-year

historical average and well below Cold War and Vietnam War levels.
http://www.heritage.org/research/features/BudgetChartBook/fed-rev-spend-2008-boc-S7-Despite-

War-Costs-Defense.html

A trillion dollars is nothing compared to what we dole out on unconsitutional entitlement

programs like welfare, medicaid, medicare and the ponzi scheme called social security. These

three entitlement programs account for 42% of total spending.
http://www.heritage.org/research/features/BudgetChartBook/fed-rev-spend-2008-boc-S8-Mandator

y-Spending-Has-Increased.html

celtnik on September 1, 2008 at 8:53 PM

Just ignore Gocht.

Anyway, this is one of the penalties of the Information Age – a governor gets picked (okay, announced) on a Friday as the VP pick, and within a couple of days, people are panicking because they don’t know EVERYTHING about her foreign policy positions.

Dude, give it a week. E-mail them the question or something. Breathe, deep breaths!

Merovign on September 1, 2008 at 9:58 PM

Merovign on September 1, 2008 at 9:58 PM

yeah, he’s a loon, those dictator apologists do get my blood a boilin’.

celtnik on September 1, 2008 at 10:29 PM

I have not read all the comments: but she has a pin AND a flag in the window. If that’s already been mentioned…by bad.

I loved the “First dude” comment.

There is something about this classy and extraordinary women that inspires me.

scotth on September 1, 2008 at 10:40 PM

celtnik on September 1, 2008 at 8:53 PM

Great post.

Here are some of the benefits that are showing in Iraq since we liberated it:

Mike Stokely Foundation makes changes in Yusifiyah
[Greyhawk]
http://www.mudvillegazette.com/archives/029882.html

By Staff Sgt. Tony M. Lindback, 3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT)
PATROL BASE YUSIFIYAH, Iraq – Students and teachers had looks of joy – and bewilderment – as Soldiers handed out school supplies and toys at the Mullah Fayad School in Yusifiyah, Iraq, March 27.

Apparently the people that defend Saddam and his genocidal
reign would rather these children be raped,murdered,or killed with sarin/mustard gas like Sadddam did instead of having a chance to get an education and live in a free society,like America has provided.

Here is another great example of the Freedom that the American Soldier has brought to Iraq:

The Liberation of Karmah, Part I
http://www.michaeltotten.com/archives/2008/03/the-liberation.php

KARMAH, IRAQ – Just beyond the outskirts of Fallujah lies the terror-wracked city of Karmah. While you may not have heard of this small city of 35,000 people, American soldiers and Marines who served in Anbar Province know it as a terrifying place of oppression, death, and destruction. “It was much worse than Fallujah” said more than a dozen Marines who were themselves based in Fallujah.
“Karmah was so important to the insurgency because we’ve got Baghdad right there,” Lieutenant Andrew Macak told me. “This is part of the periphery of Baghdad. At the same time, it is part of the periphery of Fallujah.”


Nobody has done more for the spread of Freedom throughout
the world than America and our men and women in uniform.

Baxter Greene on September 1, 2008 at 11:24 PM

“…Sovereign nation? You mean a nation wich invaded another sovereign nation in ‘90 to control it’s resources to pay off it’s war debt and buy new weapons…. celtnik on September 1, 2008 at 8:53 PM

Yeah celtnik, that’s the one.

Olde man 41 and General Powell had the good sense not to carry their little donnybrook into the religious, ethnic, tribal mess that constitutes the sovereign country of Iraq.


Wet behind the ears 43
, wasn’t bright enough to take his olde man’s advice and steer clear of that well known quagmire.

Instead he stuck his foot in a mud puddle that has practically destroyed our country both economically and militarily in the last seven years.

Sorry I couldn’t get back to you sooner; my satellite has been up and down.

Cheers!

J_Gocht on September 2, 2008 at 9:57 AM

Wet behind the ears 43, wasn’t bright enough to take his olde man’s advice and steer clear of that well known quagmire.

Instead he stuck his foot in a mud puddle that has practically destroyed our country both economically and militarily in the last seven years.

Sorry I couldn’t get back to you sooner; my satellite has been up and down.

Cheers!

J_Gocht on September 2, 2008 at 9:57 AM

Which country are you from? Living in the US, I don’t see a country on the verge of economic or political destruction. Compare our current situation with the late ’70s, the Crash of ’87, the burst of the dot-com bubble, none of which “nearly destroyed our country” economically…I don’t think we’re doing all that badly on that front. Militarily, Iraq may be a resource drain, but it was never going to “nearly destroy” our military. Hell, you’ll know our military’s in trouble when it calls over the 100,000 or so troops hanging around Europe (between Germany and Eastern Europe) and the 40,000 or so troops in Japan. No, Iraq has not been smooth sailing by any means. But to say it nearly destroyed our country on two fronts? Bull.

Math_Mage on September 4, 2008 at 12:03 AM

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