Thursday, February 01, 2007

Edwards, Clinton to be at AIPAC event

Email worked fine yesterday but for reasons unknown, there is something going on between the NKU network in the dorms and the rest of the network as I am in the lab right now with no problems accessing hotmail. This is strange and very frustrating.

Senator Edwards made a return visit to New Hampshire. Edwards and rival candidate Hillary Clinton will be at an AIPAC event this evening.
"When it comes to important gatherings like this, there is going to be a lot of pressure on the major candidates to not let one of their competitors have the room to themselves," a Democratic strategist, Daniel Gerstein, said.

Tonight's event is the first time any of the 2008 candidates have competed for attention in the same room since they launched their campaigns in earnest. It is also an important illustration of just how much stock all of the presidential candidates, Democrats and Republicans alike, will put in the pro- Israel community, particularly for campaign dollars.[...]

"New York is the ATM for American politicians. Large amounts of money come from the Jewish community," he said. "If you're running for president and you want dollars from that group, you need to show that you're interested in the issue that matters most to them."

Mrs. Clinton, who has opted out of the public campaign financing system, has tapped into the circuit of influential Jewish donors for years and has strong support in the community. A spokesman for AIPAC, Joshua Block, said yesterday that the senator and former first lady has "an extremely consistent and strong record of support on issues that are important to the pro- Israel community."
Melissa McEwan has joined the Edwards team as a netroots coordinator.

Sascha Baron Cohen can add another lawsuit to his belt.
An Israeli comedian is planning to sue “Borat” creator Sascha Baron Cohen.

Quoting the Israeli entertainment news show “Good Evening With Guy Pines,” The Associated Press reported that Dovale Glickman plans to sue Cohen for using the exclamation “Wa wa wee wa” — a phrase Glickman said he invented 16 years ago for an Israeli comedy show.[...]

Cohen, who is also being sued by Southern conservatives, frat boys and Romanian villagers, ended his Golden Globe awards speech by thanking “every American who has not sued me so far.”

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