In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Nov. 23, 2010 / 16 Kislev, 5771


By Dave Weinbaum

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Sometimes I start my radio show by saying two words. After saying them, I think I hear coffee mugs and juice glasses splatter across kitchen floors all over mid-Missouri. If I could work out a deal with the local Wal-Marts on plates, glasses and mugs, we could make a fortune.

Those words? SARAH PALIN.

By my reading of America, Governor Palin brings out such a hate/love response that it deserves some adult comment and analysis, something not attainable from the MSM and snobby effete on all sides.

Since John McCain recruited Governor Palin as his VP, placing her on the international stage, Sarah and her family have dominated more than a few news cycles.

Those who can't shepherd the herd tend to want to bar-b-q those who can

After Palin was released to speak to America , the wheels have come off the logic of her very existence. If you want to know who liberals fear most, add up their attacks and multiply by their maliciousness, piling on points for assaults on her children, grandchild and spouse. Sarah Palin and family are the winners of the most bashed family in America for the past two years — and it's growing.

Yet, she doesn't just get nailed by the left. Who needs enemies when you have friends like George Will, Karl Rove, Mona Charon, George W. Bush and his mom Barbara?

Babs recently told Larry King that Palin should "stay in Alaska ." If Mrs. Bush and husband George hadn't ridden the coattails of another dissed conservative, whose wife Nancy couldn't stand Bab's premature white hair, they may have been exiled to Texas . After thumping Bush in the primaries, this underated conservative plucked Bush senior as his VP. Barbara went to DC as wife of the VP, then first lady of the USA — for one term.

If Republicans had used some of their energy to vet the current Socialist in Chief, the country wouldn't be in the fix it is now.

Despite the animosity toward Sarah, there seems to be a ground-swelling of popularity for Palin rising up from independents, women, conservatives, constitutionalists and Obama's main constituency, youths. As evidence, Bristol Palin is on the brink of winning Dancing With the Stars, not with her superior hip-hopping, but with the votes of young TV watchers, a vote I consider as sympathetic to Mom.

Palin's gig as political analyst on Fox news has honed her interviewing ability and sharpened her views. Plus the millions that watch her can't hurt as she helps Fox move further ahead of what little competition there is left.

Sarah Palin's Alaska TV show on the obscure TLC Network drew a record five million viewers, while if her second book does as much for her image as her first book, then you may soon see a stark reversal in the polling data.

By-the-way, who else has written two autobiographies with almost no achievements when he wrote them? For those in Doomore, that would be President Barack Hussein Obama.

Here's what some can't stand about Governor Palin:

She's pro life — Instead of aborting a Down syndrome baby, she cherishes him and her other four kids.

She's pro guns. She hunts and fishes.

She's got looks. She's was Miss Wasilla and finished second in the Miss Alaska contest.

She was captain on her high school state championship basketball team.

She has a happy marriage.

She didn't go to an Ivy League school. She went to several colleges before graduating, having to work when tuition wasn't available.

She was a reporter on a local TV station.

She's not from either left coast. Ah, but if you pinhole her from the above as her only attributes, you ignore Palin's 18 year political career, thus far:

Worked in her family's fishing business.

A two-term stint as city council woman, 1992-1996

Two terms as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, 1996-2002.

As Mayor she was in charge of the Wasilla Police Department.

As Mayor she cut property taxes by 75%.

Palin was reelected Mayor by a vote of 909 to 292.

Eliminated small business inventory taxes.

Eliminated business renewal fees.

Cut the real estate property tax mil levy each year in office.

Elected President of Alaska's Mayoral conference.

Lost in her run for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska in

Governor Frank Murkowski appointed Palin to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in 2003.

Resigned after finding unethical conduct by two Republicans with a conflict of interest. She accused them formally and after an investigation, both resigned, one paying a record fine.

Palin was elected Alaska 's Governor by defeating then Governor Murkowski in the Republican primary and former Democratic Governor, Tony Knowles. She was 42 and Alaska 's first female Governor.

Sarah sold the governor's jet for $2.1 million. Jedediah Bila points out the following in her recent column about Sarah's stint as Governor.:

Palin enacted the Alaska Gasline Inducement act, the largest infrastructure project in American history.

Palin opened up drilling for oil and gas at Point Thomson.

Governor Palin reduced earmark requests by 80%.

She established Alaska 's Petroleum Integrity Office.

Palin placed the state checkbook online.

She fired the governor's chef.

Governor Palin served as Vice Chair of the National Governors Association Natural Resource Commission

Sarah's 2010 budget was one billion dollars less than previous Governor's Murkowski's 2007 budget.

Palin signed ACES, Alaska 's clear and equitable Share bill, encouraging development. It also has Alaskans sharing in the oil profits.

Governor Palin experienced the last presidential campaign although one she and McCain lost.

At the time Sarah was asked to be McCain's VP, her popularity was 68%. When she resigned after she was besieged by daily false Dem accusations, she still maintained a 54% popularity rating with Alaskans.

Don't forget to pack your courage for your journey to greatness.

There was once a man born in a small Midwest town who was a jock, then a sports reporter. He graduated from a little known small college then matriculated to the west coast. He achieved some success as an actor and spent years publicizing our war effort for the Army. Then he headed his union and decided to take a stab at politics. Converting from Democrat to Republican, he served two terms as Governor of California.

When he ran for president he was told he wasn't smart enough. He was called a "B" actor. He was eight points behind his opponent in the 1980 race. Then they held the one and only debate after which the polls tightened and the election became "too close to call."

Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter by almost 10 points, making Carter a one-termer. After making much progress economically and foreign policy-wise, Reagan beat Walter Mondale like a drum, winning all but one state in the 1984 presidential race. He's considered by most to be one of America's greatest presidents.

I find the parallels between the two remarkable, but Palin must fight one monster Reagan never had to deal with.

Governor Palin is an attractive woman.

Is it too late for Sarah to get a sex change operation?

If she doesn't, do I think Sarah Palin can beat Barack Obama in 2012? You Betcha!

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