Jewish World Review Sept. 3, 2008 / 3 Elul 5768
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
Sarah Palin asked for privacy after her daughter's pregnancy was revealed. Not at this level. Until her boyfriend in Alaska was named as the father, the National Enquirer was looking everywhere for a picture of John Edwards wearing a sealskin coat.
Pastor Jeremiah Wright told a congregation Sunday Barack Obama may be the first president to have a black woman sleeping at the White House legally. Comedians were thrilled to see the loudmouth back in the news, for the candidate's sake. We've used up all the savior jokes on Obama and it's not nice to make fun of somebody's ears.
Chicago school students skipped the first day of class to protest overcrowded classrooms and outdated textbooks. It won't be a problem for long. If they hang onto those Social Studies books, the Soviet Union will be back and they'll be right again.
Hurricane Gustav hit New Orleans with a fourteen-foot storm surge Monday. Fixed cameras broadcast the drama live as the surge tried to break through but the levees held. The New Orleans Saints immediately lifted their ban on Jewish defensive linemen.
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