America loves a juicy political scandal (or four) and Jews are no different from anyone else. But how do we cover them when every one of them seems to involve Jews?
Say it ain’t so, Joe! Just nine years ago, Senator Lieberman of Connecticut was a national symbol of moral integrity and punchy independence, the Senate’s very first openly observant Jew, the first Jew to appear on a major party presidential ticket, the first senior Democrat to rebuke President Bill Clinton’s naughty bits. Now, in less than a decade, he’s gone from punchy to punchline. Half the nation is agog, asking: Where have you gone, Joe Lieberman? Where’s the old Joe we used to know?
Does Mike Huckabee have an unfortunate penchant for Holocaust analogies? As the former Arkansas goveror’s star rises in the Republican ranks, the Anti-Defamation League is calling foul over his (mis)use of the imagery of the Shoah. The problem: At the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit in Washington last weekend, Huckabee denounced what he called the “holocaust of liberalized abortion.”