Sarah Palin: Meet the Occupation
Going back a few decades there used to be a hilarious parody of the Maine downeaster culture offered by a character named Bert (properly pronounced “Buht”), whose chief response to outliers lost in Maine was: “Ya can’t get there from heya.” Well, when Sarah Palin asked how to get to Bethlehem, that’s apparently something like what she heard from the IDF.
The once and future candidate is making the requisite Holy Land pilgrimage apparently demanded of all right-wing evangelical presidential candidates. But today, she brought up short and learned a lesson in both Israeli geography and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today when she came within yards of an IDF military checkpoint before entering the city of Bethlehem on her tour of Christian holy places. Perhaps her dimwitted staff didn’t realize that Bethlehem isn’t inside Israel proper and that they’d have to cross into the Occupied West Bank to visit the birthplace of Jesus. I’m a little unclear why they did an abrupt u-turn when they came to the military checkpoint. Did they think Jewish voters might think worse of her for visiting Occupied Territory without also visiting settlements?
Ah, this picture with young far-right Likud MK Danny Danon warms the cockles of my pro-Israel heart, doesn’t it yours? Did you notice in the picture Sarah’s not wearing a shytel? You’d think she would. It would make her fit in perfectly.
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She was only a few hundred yards from my house and the centre where I work. How rude of her not to drop by. We were having a party in honour of Mothers’ Day – we could have given her some nice hummus. Also a geography lesson.
She simply doesn’t understand the importance of hospitality in Arab culture…If she did I’m sure she would’ve joined you.
Careful, Richard. Let’s try to reserve judgement on the geographically-challenged Sarah for the moment. You know she might still be in the running as the next Republican candidate for presidential office come 2012.
In which case, President Obama must be considered a shoe-in for a second term.
Unless……..? Oh no! The thought of that happening just doesn’t bear thinking about.
Surely not, not in a million years. Tell me such a thing could never be.
It is kind of funny that the woman that could see Russia from Alaska, could not see the occupation from the checkpoint in Israel.
How apt, & how true.
she doesn’t need a sheitl, cause he probably thought she already had one on: http://goo.gl/ZHsGw
$795 for a ‘Sarah Palin Wig’! I wonder if Palin is getting any royalties?
“Prediction is hard, especially about the future.” – Yogi Berra
Let me go out on a limb and predict that the ‘Republican establishment’ will step in and see to it that Palin is not the Republican nominee in 2012. Her devoted fan base notwithstanding, there’s no way that someone as controversial and polarizing as Palin can garner enough support to win a general election.
Well, it’s a relief to know that much anyway.
Although, even if your prediction isn’t borne out and SP does get the nomination, there are those who expect her presidency to be over well before it begins – unless she and the rest of us can make it safely through the winter solstice in 2012.
RE: “Did you notice in the picture Sarah’s not wearing a shytel? You’d think she would.” – R.S.
MY COMMENT: Give the lady a break; at least she’s not wearing her tight, red, leather jacket!
My heart just breaks for the Holy Lands. It isn’t enough to just look at it from one perspective. How might she have been transformed by meeting the people of the West Bank?
Here she is telling Greta Von Sustern on Fox News that Obama shouldn’t interfere in Israel’s “zoning” issues.
Palin should never open her mouth in public.
I just watched the short video again and was impressed to hear her say “It was the trip of a lifetime for Todd and me” which at least shows that while she is stupid she is not illiterate.