Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Presidential Candidate Served on Board of Radical Group

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You saw the title, and what did you think?

You thought that this was a new smear against Senator Obama, and I was going to debunk it. Right?

Well, not exactly. OK, not even close. From Paul Begala:

John McCain sat on the board of...the U.S. Council for World Freedom. The Anti-Defamation League, in 1981 when McCain was on the board, said this about this organization. It was affiliated with the World Anti-Communist League - the parent organization - which ADL said 'has increasingly become a gathering place, a forum, a point of contact for extremists, racists and anti-Semites.
And while a lot of people's thoughts on seeing this will be the large impact IF this gets into the MSM, my position is small. Last week was Rosh Hashanah. And the parking lot at the synagogue was filled with people checking Blackberrys due to the failure of the bailout bill in the House. A lot of these folks (a SURPRISING number) support McCain because they honestly believe that his position on Israel is stronger than Senator Obama's. I'm wondering how this UCWF item will play at Yom Kippur this week. And no, they won't have to wait for the MSM, I have a pen, paper, and a copier....