[Guest post by DRJ]
First they said Palin is an inexperienced woman and I thought: Identity politics is a part of the landscape. Deal with it.
Then they said Palin is a lousy mother to abandon a Down Syndrome baby and a pregnant teen and I thought: GOP children are fair game these days. Look at the way the media lampooned the Bush twins.
But the Miami Herald has published an email from Obama campaign spokesman Mark Bubriski that is too much even for me. Palin the Nazi sympathizer:
“Palin was a supporter of [MSNBC analyst] Pat Buchanan, a right-winger or as many Jews call him: a Nazi sympathizer,” Obama spokesman Mark Bubriski wrote in an email.
The campaign also alerted reporters to the fact that Palin supporters, when she ran for mayor of the little Alaska city of Wasilla, was hailed by a supporter as “the first Christian mayor,” something that irked predecessor John Stein because he, too, is Christian.
Now comes this piece in Talking Points Memo connecting the Palin-Buchanan dots. It says Obama’s pick of Joe Biden to be his vp “pretty much eliminated Obama’s ‘Jewish problem.'” Does that mean Obama had a problem in the first place?”
That’s disgusting and there’s no excuse for a campaign spokesman tarring Palin as someone who supports or is a Nazi-sympathizer.
NOTE: A McCain-Palin spokesman said Palin, as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, attended a Buchanan for President rally in her town and wore one of his buttons as a courtesy. At that time, she immediately sent a letter to the town newspaper stating she did not endorse Buchanan.