Skip to comments.Sarah Palin aide Fred Malek helped former President Richard Nixon dump Jews from government
Posted on 06/06/2010 7:22:16 AM PDT by Loyalist
WASHINGTON - A top adviser to GOP star Sarah Palin was once dispatched by ex-President Richard Nixon to sweep Jews out of government service, newly released tapes show.
Nixon aide Fred Malek's role as what Democrats call a "Jew counter" for the disgraced President was already well known, and he has spent decades apologizing for activities that later cost him a Republican National Committee job in the 1980s. But he remains a prominent GOP powerbroker.
"The government is full of Jews," Nixon griped to chief aide H.R. Haldeman in a July 1971 Oval Office recording released by the University of Virginia's Miller Center on Thursday. "Most Jews are disloyal."
The Republican President, who resigned amid the Watergate scandal in 1974, said he wanted Malek in charge of cleaning Jews out of "any sensitive areas."
"We've got to get a man in charge who is not Jewish to control the Jewish - do you understand?" Nixon said.
"I sure do," Haldeman answered.
Ultimately, Malek turned over a list of more than a dozen Jews in the Bureau of Labor Statistics, files show. Most were fired.
The Democratic Party fired off at least 13 e-mails to reporters blasting Malek - who ran George H.W. Bush's 1992 campaign - and forwarded unflattering stories about the new tape. Malek was recently named a budget adviser by Virginia's Republican governor, Robert McDonnell.
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One more good reason to dump any any all relationships with the old guard GOP.
They don’t care about Jews.
Malek is not in Palin’s camp...he advises her at various times and likes her, and for the media to try to cover for Helen Thomas with an attempt to link Sarah with Malek’s Nixon days is ridiculous
A Helen Thomas counteroffensive and swipe at Palin at the same time. Classic Drive-by story.
He is not a TOP adviser...He liked Sarah and has pointed her to do certain things but he is not the inner circle of her team..the NY paper is trying to cover for Helen Thomas
But did he cook up a plans to rob an armored car, blow up a police station, and the Pentagon?
Don’t look now, but there’s a former Klansman in the Senate!
I think he’s intimated that he’d support a Haley Barbour presidential run in ‘12.
What ties Malek to Sarah Palin is that Palin’s right hand aide Meg Stapleton worked for Malek when she was in Washington before returning to Alaska.
I knew Malek was an old timer but RIchard NixOn is a man whose policies we should never want to emulate.
I thought it was cool to hate the Jews now.
I’m so confused.
exactly...he even said earlier this year that Sarah isn’t doing the things that he wish she would do...that doesn’t sound like someone’s Top adviser, He told people that he saw potential in her...but for these yahoos to try to connect Malek Nixon days to Helen Thomas and putting Sarah in the middle is ridiculous
Palin drives them crazy....and we know that because they didn’t want anyone to know about Rev. Wright’s anti-semetic rants.
LOL, it just never stops the MSM is so predictable.
But it’s not newsworthy when Helen Thomas says that jews should all “go home”.
No bias here...............
And even at that, isn’t Stapleton Palin’s former right-hand aide?
Sarah Palin’s aid’s grocery clerk's brother-in-law's drug dealer's dog groomer's pedicurist's paper-boy puts burning dog poop bag on neighbor's porch!
HOW COULD SHE SANCTION SUCH AN OUTRAGE!!! MSM screams...
“My feet stink and burn!” says innocent victim of heartless Palin prank.
The DEA is investigating.
This just in...Sarah Palin’s beautician knew somebody who’s dad was a member of the Hitler Youth. Obviously poor judgment on Palin’s part and we have to investigate this.
Palin, Palin, Ja what next, will she now be taged by the MSM as the Amerikan Reich candidate? MY TAG LINE STICKS. Who cares what Malek did during Nixon’s tenure, he isn’t doing it for Palin, nor do I suspect he will. Then again, its the NYC Daily News, it’s reports will be slanted towards the liberals as it needs their subscriptions to stay alive. Its no longer the NY Daily News of the 50’s. This is pure BS and I expect it to get even worse for Palin before 2012.
You are spot on. This stuff is hilarious, the media found out something tangentially damaging to Sarah Palin, and trumpets it to the masses! In the meantime, the socialists and lunatics involved in the messiah’s regime just continue on, unabated.Can any reporter tell us what Obama was up to even 10 years ago? Anything, really, about his life? We might as well call it Pravda,
Well, the care about their votes anyway.
Well, heck. Sounds like he could get a job with the Obama administration. Or Reuters even.
then they elected Jimmah Carter to finish the job.
"Too many Jews" - Jimmy Carter
Wait a minute...the same Richard Nixon, who during the six day war called Golda Meir and told her to use up her expendables that he’d replace them? The same Richard Nixon who ordered virtually every heavy transport in the Army, Navy and Air Force to move ammo, gas and medical supplies to Israel that it took us over three years to replace? Is this the Richard Nixon that Golda referred to until her death as “My President?”
Gosh, he hid his anti-Semitism really well. Really well.
Yes, Meg Stapleton stepped down to raise her family. Meg is no longer on the Palin pay roll.
This is bad but Helen Thomas’s comments aren’t? I don’t get it.
Don’t forget who he picked as his Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger.
Don’t forget who he picked as his Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger.
At last, an excuse for the ADL to ignore the Helen Thomas story!
I’m Jewish and follow Sarah Palin’s speeches and writings/postings pretty closely. I can’t think of anyone who is more consistently, day-in/day-out supportive of Israel than Gov. Palin. And this goes back to before her pre-VP candidate days - remember the Israeli flag in her governor’s office?
For us non-liberal/non-socialist American Jews, there is no stronger show of support for us than supporting a strong and safe Israel. It is simply a historical reality that the targeted genocide of millions of our grandparents and great-grandparents throughout Europe could only have been accomplished because there was no country that would take them in. Those of us not blinded by the left’s ideology realize that a strong Israel serves as a “safe haven” for Jews all over the world. When our brethren here and throughout the West vitiate Israel by buying into all this B.S. about “making peace” with the Arab savages who clearly want to finish what the Nazis started, they are ultimately placing themselves, their children and grandchildren in greater peril.
I argue this with my liberal Jewish relatives (I’ve abandoned liberal American Jews as “friends”) all the time. It’s certainly a subject (American Jews’ blind devotion to the left) that comes up here on FR quite frequently. They’re - intentionally or not - placing irrational liberal guilt and unfettered access to abortion above the security of their children and grandchildren. It’s incredibly frustrating!
The only “good” thing is that Hussein is so over-the-top, blatantly anti-Israel that he has at least opened they eyes of some liberal American Jews. Unfortunately, many still are drinking the kool-aid and many others appear to be calmed by his recent “charm offensive”. But, we can count on Hussein’s actions to belie his statements and hopefully more of my brethren will “see the light”. It helps also, I believe, that the entire left is pro-Muslim terrorist and they’re beginning to show their true genocidal colors. Helen Thomas spoke for many of them - they’re usually not as blatant here in the US (but in UK and Europe, the old bag’s statements wouldn’t have even raised an eyebrow!). Glen Beck was spot on: the left/socialists/communists have been responsible for the slaughter of tens of millions of Jews (communists pogroms in the USSR and Soviet bloc and, of course, the National Socialist Workers Party!).
We can only hope and pray that, much like we’re seeing in other areas, Hussein has stripped the veneer off of the “progressives” and is in the process of unmasking and revealing their truly horrific visage. The reaction to this emerging picture is driving the renaissance of true conservatism (in spite of the G.O.P., of course) and, hopefully, will begin to divorce American and Western Jews from the scourge of socialist liberalism. The first signs (green shoots, if you will!) are beginning to emerge. It is admittedly frustratingly slow, but, as Hussein and his fellow travelers continue to reveal the true anti-Semitic face of the left, this process will doubtless accelerate. And, from my perspective, it’s different than Jews supporting a Repub candidate (a la their support of Reagan in 84). Several American Jews who I’ve known who have been politically liberal in the past are questioning their past beliefs as they see the true horror of unfettered liberalism/socialism gone wild.
Fred Malek hates Jews!! I’m supprised the current White House hasn’t picked him up!!
In all fairness to Sarah Palin, she is a staunch supporter of Israel, her religious faith compels her in that way (as it should for any true Christian), and this story is a non-story. As for the impugned anti-Semitism of Nixon, he sure came to the rescue for Israel in October ‘73 when he ordered our military forces to DEFCON 4 to DEFCON 3 to send a message to the Soviets that America was standing by Israel during the Yom Kippur War.
If it had been 0bama, we would have been at DEFCON 2, with our weapons probably pointed AT Israel.
Obvious childish attempt to cover for Helen Thomas, who is a real Jew hater.
Typical liberal BS ploy. Take the heat off of HT by claiming Sarah, by proxy, is a Jew hater. I hope you, the poster, aren’t buying into this BS.
Author doesn’t understand the 50s/60s mindset. “Jews” meant neither Semitic nor Hebrew; it meant liberal & antiChristian, not to mention Pink. Most of the Hollywood-commies (whether ultimately blacklisted or not) were Jewish —albeit in name only. And, of course most of the communications industry leaders as a whole were nominally Jewish and, by the way, anti-Nixon, dating back to his HUAC days. Kissinger, obviously, didn’t make Malek’s or Nixon’s cut; and there were many others: Len Garment, one of Nixon’s closest advisors, Ben Stein, Bill Crystal’s dad, Norm Podhurst (sp?), along with many other Conservative Jews were perfectly comfortable within the administration.
Fred Malek is a USMA & Harvard Business grad who held a number of posts in both Nixon administrations. Also brought Marriott out of third-class hotel status into the Renaissance period. By all counts a superb administrator.
” .... and for the media to try to cover for Helen Thomas with an attempt to link Sarah with Maleks Nixon days is ridiculous.”
I don’t think it is ridiculous. I think it is typical. There is nothing too low for the MSM to try in order to destroy Sarah.
I wish he were there to take out Axlerod and Rahm (and grab Kagan on the way out).
In other words, the Dems have NO room to talk on any matter like this!
I'm saying beyond the historical record which says nothing about the hearts of men today—what is the rational?
Most bigotries are stupid,ignorant or motivated by political opportunism which usually wither with time.
The hate for the Jews,however,is like peanut butter,always clinging to the roof of the mouths of the savage residing in the husk of the civilized.
I believe one has to be born NOT to hate the Jews—or else voluntarily embrace reason which is a whole lot more difficult than being born with such common sense..
“Author doesnt understand the 50s/60s mindset. Jews meant neither Semitic nor Hebrew; it meant liberal & antiChristian, not to mention Pink.”
Has it changed that much? There are still far too few Goldwaters, Goldbergs, Savages, etc.
Just because someone posts an article, doesn't mean he or she agrees with what the article says. Could be posting to make Freepers aware of what's being said out there, in case we missed it in the news. After all, many of us do not watch network news anymore, nor do we subscribe to big city newspapers. It's good to know what the 'other side' is saying, so we can counter it, when any of our family, friends, or acquaintances bring up the subject.
and obozo can do no wrong? what a joke the left had become!
“recording released by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center on Thursday.”
is this the same University of Virginia that won’t release Dr Mann’s information about state-funded grants to AG Cuccinelli?
That is certainly true, Suzi, but I’m always interested in hearing from the poster him or herself on threads such as these that have the potential to sew seeds of conflict.
I remember a poster years ago who was constantly posting articles that resulted in flame wars but he never gave his opinion — ever. I regularly, politely asked him his opinion on the articles he posted because I saw the pattern and my instincts told me that he was not an honest broker — but he never responded. When I asked him to state his opinion on the topics/articles he was posting, I was attacked by other posters for doing so. When he was ultimately zotted, my instincts were vindicated. He was here to promote conflict.
Not saying that is what is happening on this thread, but it certainly does happen on FR.
So, it actually does matter to the lamestream when a president dispatches an aide to do something wrong. This doesn't prove Malek an anti-Semite, only that he did the bidding of his boss. Let's see them hold the same view when Rahm Emanuel and Jim Messina finally disclose on whose orders they offered the bribes to Sestak and Romanoff.
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