Thursday, 16 June 2011

Glenn Beck to shed his tears at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem - Will Sarah Palin join him?

Glenn Beck is taking his circus to Jerusalem. Ynetnews reported:

Tens of thousands of excited Israelis and Americans, music performances, appearances by local and international celebrities, senior politicians and a live broadcast that will reach millions of viewers – this is just some of what is in store for Glenn Beck’s upcoming rally “to restore courage,” which is set to take place on August 24 in Jerusalem.

Beck has been leading a publicity campaign for the event over the past few weeks, urging his viewers and listeners to fly out to the Holy Land.

But some politicians are less than excited about it, according to Newser:

Glenn Beck can't seem to get much traction on his upcoming political rally in Israel. So far, not a single leading GOP presidential candidate has expressed interest in attending the pro-Israel demonstration organized by the ousted Fox mega-mouth. As of now only former Democratic vice presidential contender Joseph Lieberman and long-shot Republican candidate Herman Cain plan to participate, reports the Washington Post. Mitt Romney, Newt Gringrich, Michele Bachmann and Mike Huckabee don't plan to attend, even though an Israeli news publication has announced they'll be there.

There's no mention of Sarah Palin in this article, but the Washington Post dedicated one sentence to her:

There was no word on the plans of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who is still weighing a 2012 presidential bid. Palin was a featured guest at Beck’s rally on the Mall last summer.

A writer on the Jerusalem Post was not terribly impressed, although he was under the impression that some of the chief wackos would attend.

So wackos like Beck and Palin and Bachmann love us – but only as long as we go on fighting their enemies. If we ever make peace with them, our dear, devoted Republican friends will not be amused. Neither will the likes of Danny Danon, of course, so the American Right and Israeli Right have become the closest, most natural of allies.

Incidentally, who, more than anybody else, forged this covenant? Netanyahu, starting about 30 years ago, and along the way gaining the admiration of every major crackpot, Islamophobic evangelical preacher, from the late Jerry Falwell to Pat Robertson to John Hagee and on.

Sarah Palin hasn't confirmed her attendance, but if she does, we can expect to see that Star of David hanging around her versatile neck again...

Sarah has been awfully quiet since she denied screwing up the Paul Revere story and proceeded to mangle it even  further. Apparently, she's scheduled to appear on Judge Napolitano's program on Fox Business Network later on tonight.