June 9, 2011, - 7:30 pm

Impressed By Sarah Palin’s Jewish Star Necklace?

By Debbie Schlussel

Apparently, some people think I’m a monkey or Pavlov’s dog or something.  Even more apparent, a number of those people fit that definition, themselves.  Last week, many people–both gentile and Jew, but all of them fans of Sarah Palin–sent me a photo of yet another cheap, patronizing Palin publicity stunt.  The half-governor, reality show star, and Kris Kardashian Jenner of the Right, wore a Jewish Star/Star of David necklace, something she’s done before a few times.

All of the people sending this out and posting it all over Facebook and Twitter think this means something.  They are fools.  I really couldn’t care less what she wears around her neck.  I can’t speak for all American Jews, but I, myself, am not so simple that when someone gratuitously puts on some Jewish accessory, I gush and drool.  It’s simply irrelevant.  I care about what’s best for America (which includes support for Israel), not what accessories people wear, unless they are wearing crescent charms to show support for Islam. Then, I’ll have something to say.

And this isn’t for the Jews–who mostly don’t and wouldn’t support her. It’s designed to appeal to conservatives Christians/Evangelicals. Glad Sarah Palin is “pro-Israel” (though her support is questionable, given that she promoted, funded, and helped elect anti-Israel Rand Paul, and given that she is tight with the anti-Israel, pro-Hezbollah Jane Hershey Abraham of Susan B. Anthony List, from whom she took instructions on whom to endorse in the 2010 elections). But so were Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama (his was the most obviously fake, but he gave the lip service) . . . until they got elected. With Palin, it simply doesn’t make up for so many other shortcomings that are bad for America. And I’m not gonna support someone–especially for President–just because she’s wearing a Jewish Star.  If I did, then that means I’d have to be impressed with and support all of these people for President and fall for there sleazy symbolism designed to sucker me or my fellow co-religionists in, like when Bill Clinton promised that the White House would have its first kosher kitchen, if he was elected.  That was ridiculous, since the dude ain’t a Jew and doesn’t keep kosher, and there’s absolutely no reason we need a kosher kitchen in the White House.  It was stupid.  But it was designed to get dumb Jewish people suckered into the same kind of symbolism as Sarah Palin is engaging in.  Glad they like to symbolize they are “down with the struggle.”  But that’s all it is–symbolism.  Supporting Clinton or Sarah Palin for President merely because they make obvious but meaningless panders to Judaism would require that I also support the following people for President:

*  Hey, look what she’s wearing around her neck–same as Palin.  And, yet, unlike Palin, she’s not pimping out and glamorizing her kid’s single motherhood. . .

*  All of these people wore yarmulkes, and I didn’t want any of ’em to be Prez.  Didn’t turn out well for Israel and the Jews under any of these guys that ultimately got elected, either. . .

*  She even made her adopted, poor, hungry, Black kid from Africa wear a yarmulke and a red thread kabbalah bracelet–poor kid.  Nope, wouldn’t want her to be Prez, either. . .

* This guy didn’t turn out well, either, for America, Israel, or the Jews. . .

If you’re preoccupied by base, cheap symbolism, you will NEVER get anything–or anyone–of substance.

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62 Responses

I really love the love always silver necklaces and the star of David you are giving away.

Judaica on May 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm

It’s not called a “Jewish” star, its called the Star of David, and I’m not Jewish, but at least I can take offense to that.
Btw. Before u think about making any rude remarks, politically, or otherwise u might want to take into account that I’m fifteen.

Peter on May 26, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I would submit that Israel did very well under George W. Bush.

m. beiner on June 24, 2014 at 10:22 pm

What’s your issue with wearing a symbol that supports Islam. That you’d have something to say something about?. Exactly what would that be?

Mai on June 26, 2014 at 11:10 pm

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