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Palin: 'Only Flag in My Office' Is Israeli
New York Sun ^ | September 26, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 09/26/2008 8:23:05 AM PDT by Iron Munro

President Peres of Israel yesterday met for the first time with Governor Palin and with Senator McCain, who called the veteran Israeli statesman "my old friend." /snip/ "I wanted to meet you for many years," Ms. Palin told Mr. Peres, according to an aide to the president. "The only flag at my office is an Israeli flag," she was quoted as saying, "and I want you to know and I want Israelis to know that I am a friend."

(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; election2008; foreignpolicy; israel; mccainpalin; palin
Israelis get it but Jews in America have their heads in their nether regions.
1 posted on 09/26/2008 8:23:09 AM PDT by Iron Munro
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To: Iron Munro
according to an aide to the president. "The only flag....

If this is according to an aide, then the statement isn't parenthetical, it is hearsay.

2 posted on 09/26/2008 8:24:40 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Iron Munro
"The only flag at my office is an Israeli flag,"

Anyone know why? I mean, I fully support Palin, I fully support Israel, but this seems an odd thing for the governor of Alaska to say.

3 posted on 09/26/2008 8:26:23 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Michelle, spare me your phony outrage, you know as well as I do that dress makes your butt look big)
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To: mnehrling; Iron Munro

I don’t get it. A U.S. governor will have an American flag and state flag in his/her office. Without context I’m having trouble following the point of this article.


4 posted on 09/26/2008 8:27:45 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Other than the American flag, obviously.


5 posted on 09/26/2008 8:28:43 AM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: Iron Munro

[quote] The Alaska governor told CBS’s Katie Couric that “a surge in Afghanistan also will lead us to victory there as it has proven to have done in Iraq,” adding that “we cannot afford to retreat, to withdraw in Iraq.” [snip]

We did win a vitory in Iraq. Maybe we’re reluctant to brag. But truth is truth.


6 posted on 09/26/2008 8:28:51 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Fannie + Freddie = Democrat Cronies [Dodd and Obama -- the LegisLOOTers])
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To: ClearCase_guy
Now I get it. It appears to be only one of three separate "Gotcha!" Palin articles. [yawn]

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go purchase my own rape kit.

7 posted on 09/26/2008 8:30:22 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: Iron Munro
I am sure she said "the only FOREIGN flag in my office is the Israeli flag."

Her office must have both the flag of the United States and the Alaskan flag in it. In fact IIRC both flags are prominently displayed in her office. The Israeli flag is a little 2" flag attached to the curtains.

8 posted on 09/26/2008 8:30:30 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: impeachedrapist

Confusion from the Left generally means one thing.


9 posted on 09/26/2008 8:30:30 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Fannie + Freddie = Democrat Cronies [Dodd and Obama -- the LegisLOOTers])
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To: impeachedrapist; Iron Munro

There was a controversy among leftists and some nutty right wingers a while back that she wears an Israeli flag pin instead of an American flag to show her allegiance for AIPC.. HOWEVER, the idiots didn’t realize the pin she was wearing was a Blue Star Mom pin for her son overseas in the military.


10 posted on 09/26/2008 8:31:41 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: ClearCase_guy
I call bull!!!


11 posted on 09/26/2008 8:33:42 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Iron Munro; All
Palin meeting with a business leader in her office.

Palin at work in 2006.

Palin in the Governor's board room.

12 posted on 09/26/2008 8:35:35 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Iron Munro

I wonder who field stripped Alcee Hasting’s brain.


13 posted on 09/26/2008 8:36:08 AM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: mnehrling

I have seen pictures of Governor Palin in her office and she does indeed have a US flag along with an Israeli flag. This is just another gotcha story.


14 posted on 09/26/2008 8:36:58 AM PDT by kedd
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To: Iron Munro

New York Sun as a credible media for Palin? ROTFLFAO!!! Anyone who believes this sh*t might as well believe in Scientology.


15 posted on 09/26/2008 8:37:11 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: mnehrling

Wow. Thanks for that perspective, if that indeed is in play here. I guess any one person can make a mistake, but how can a group of people mistake the Blue Star flag with the Israeli flag?


16 posted on 09/26/2008 8:37:29 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: Iron Munro
Here's one from AZ for you!!!..Photobucket
17 posted on 09/26/2008 8:43:53 AM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran====McCain/Palin 2OO8==My Mouse is a MOOSE=Donate to FR)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I think she meant of another country


18 posted on 09/26/2008 8:44:56 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Iron Munro

Check 2:40 of the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDSlOU8HPRY

There is a small Israeli flag in the window of Palin’s office There is also a large US flag and flag of Alaska.


19 posted on 09/26/2008 8:47:47 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: ClearCase_guy
Odds are she other instead of only.

Here is a link to a video which shows the Israeli flag in her office.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDSlOU8HPRY

20 posted on 09/26/2008 8:48:59 AM PDT by JRochelle
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’m sure that this isn’t being reported acurately. I’m sure she said/meant the only ‘foreign’ flag in my office is an Israeli flag.


21 posted on 09/26/2008 8:53:46 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: ari-freedom
Anyone looking for media bias?

Obama: "McCain hasn't meantioned my Muslim faith --"
Stephanopolous: "You mean your Christian faith."
Obama: "Oh, right. Anyway ..."

Palin: "The only flag in my office is an Israeli flag."
Journalist: "She said it wrong! She left out 'from a foreign country'! This is great! Run with this! Ya-hoo!"

22 posted on 09/26/2008 8:55:03 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Michelle, spare me your phony outrage, you know as well as I do that dress makes your butt look big)
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To: Iron Munro
who called the veteran Israeli statesman "my old friend"

Well Shimon is old--85 last August 21.

23 posted on 09/26/2008 8:57:54 AM PDT by drubyfive
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To: Iron Munro

This is an old story. I first read it a day or two after she was announced as the VP pick.

I didn’t think that the Sun was part of the leftist propaganda mill and maybe they aren’t as I don’t quite see this as a negative. It appears to be rather poorly written.

I notice that the leftist propaganda media just recycles already debunked stories about Governor Palin. This is all they can do at this point because there simply isn’t anything of substance that they can point to as an “AHA!”. The only other thing they can do is call her names.


24 posted on 09/26/2008 8:58:15 AM PDT by scory
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To: ClearCase_guy

wexler wouldn’t be happy if she is shown to be pro-israel


25 posted on 09/26/2008 8:58:42 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Exactly Arthur the war is over in Iraq, we are now just cleaning up and training a competent Iraqi military and police.. I am sick of the libtards saying end the war... It is over its not a war... Now if you wanna talk about war look at Afganistan. Liberals are a bunch of moroons!


26 posted on 09/26/2008 9:10:11 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: ClearCase_guy

Exactly... What’s that about? Not too smart for an incredibly talented lady


27 posted on 09/26/2008 9:16:01 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: Iron Munro
For many years the New York Sun was a thoughtful, solidly conservative NY daily.

Recently, it was in serious financial trouble, and was not expected to survive.

It looks like the paper has had a complete make-over into a NYSlimes clone.

28 posted on 09/26/2008 9:24:08 AM PDT by mojito
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To: comebacknewt
Other than the American flag, obviously.

Actually there is an American Flag, An Alaskan Flag and the little Israel flag taped to the window. She got it from some "friends" who came back from a trip to Israel. At least two films include this detail hiding in the background as they covered a visit to the Governors office.

29 posted on 09/26/2008 9:28:20 AM PDT by dalight
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To: mnehrling

The first two pictures show Palin meeting with Dennis Fentie, the Premier of the Yukon territory (Canada). IOW, she’s meeting with a leader from a foreign country. They were working on the “Alaska-Yukon Accord” — an international agreement. There’s more here, from the Yukon perspective: http://www.gov.yk.ca/news/2008/08-043.html


30 posted on 09/26/2008 9:46:31 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: crazydad

Iraq is the first unannounced victory the US ever had. It would be foolish to make it official just yet — if ever. So the confusion is understandable. Leave it to the rats to try and exploit our need for diplomacy.


31 posted on 09/26/2008 10:13:01 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Fannie + Freddie = Democrat Cronies [Dodd and Obama -- the LegisLOOTers])
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