Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Nat Hentoff endorses Palin for VP!
He has found success as an opinion columnist, historian, novelist, jazz critic, and prominent pro-lifer...and he wants Sarah Palin on the GOP ticket this fall! Writing today in Jewish World Review, Nat Hentoff declares, "John McCain, here is your vice president." Hentoff describes himself as a "Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer", and Nachama Soloveichik of the Club for Growth's "VP Watch" blog calls him, "one of the few ardent pro-lifers on the Left." He also serves on the board of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) - an outstanding organization in this blogger's opinion - and has been critical of the ACLU's support of restrictive speech codes. We should all be extremely proud to welcome such a prominent and well-respected figure as Nat Hentoff to our movement.
Here are some of the high points of the column:
Because of Palin's reputation as a maverick, and her initial reduction of state spending (including pork-barrel spending), life-affirming Palin connects with voters and has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential running mate for John McCain.
She would be a decided asset — an independent Republican governor, a woman, a defender of life against the creeping culture of death and a fresh face in national politics, described in "the Almanac of National Politics" as "an avid hunter and fisher with a killer smile who wears designer glasses and heels, and hair like modern sculpture."
Nachama Soloveichik (Club for Growth)