Seriously though, this is one of the more pathetic charades in recent memory. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad must be rolling on the floor laughing.
There was a new twist in the presidential campaign on Wednesday -- a big dis for Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin from New York's junior senator, Hillary Clinton.With the Democrats, it's obvious politics trumps national security.
Clinton pulled out of an anti-Iran rally next week because organizers put Palin on the program
Many see it as a demonstration divide.
The only time you may see Clinton and Palin on the same stage is if both are played by actors, such as was the case recently when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler portrayed the two on Saturday Night Live.
Because such is Sen. Clinton's apparent dislike of Palin that she suddenly pulled out on a rally next Monday to protest Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his pro-nuke policies.
"Ridiculous. A big mistake," Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, said. "I don't know what it's about Sarah Palin that scares the daylights out of Democrats."
Admittedly, to have both women at the rally, sponsored by a number of Jewish groups, would have set up a potentially explosive pairing in the midst of a hard fought campaign, a campaign where Palin is actively courting disappointed Clinton supporters.
"There's something terribly wrong," Hikind said. "This is not about politics. This is demonstration. This rally is about unity against Iran that is a sponsor of terrorism."
Clinton's staff said they were blindsided by the news Palin would also attend.
"Her attendance was news to us, and this was never billed to us as a partisan political event," said Clinton a spokesman Philippe Reines. "Sen. Clinton will therefore not be attending."
Palin's people put their spin on it.
"Governor Palin believes that the danger of a nuclear Iran is greater than party or politics," spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt said. "She hopes that all parties can rally together in opposition to this grave threat."
Really, these people are a joke. For years now we're heard all this blather how Hillary Clinton is some brave, strong woman. She's as weak and craven as the rest of her party. If they can't stand up and share a stage with Sarah Palin, how can they confront our enemies?
Well, she's not taking it sitting down.
"This should be an issue that unites all Americans. Iran should not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons, period," Palin said at a rally here. "Unfortunately, some Democrat partisans put politics first and now no elected official can appear. This should not be a matter of partisan politics."
Palin had been set to attend the rally protesting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad organized by major Jewish organizations and sponsored by the National Coalition to Stop Iran Now. New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton also had been scheduled to appear at the rally, but canceled after learning Palin would be there, too.