Joe Klein, on the increasing nastiness of the McCain campaign:

So then, I’d guess, it would be appropriate to bring up some of the nuttiness that passes for godliness in Palin’s religious life. Leave aside the fact that The Embarracuda allowed herself to participate in a cermony that protected her from witchcraft, how about her presence–she didn’t "get up and leave"– at a sermon by the founder of Jews for Jesus, who argued that the Palestinian terrorist acts against Israel were God’s "judgment" on the Jews because they hadn’t accepted Jesus.

Speaking of Jews, the ever-execrable Sean Hannity has been having intercourse with a known Jew-hater named Andy Martin, who now wants to expose Barack Obama as a Muslim. According to the Washington Times:

In 1986, when Mr. Martin ran as a Democrat for Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District seat under the name "Anthony R. Martin-Trigona," his campaign committee filed papers saying its purpose was to "exterminate Jew power in America and impeach U.S. District Court of Appeals judges in New York City."

Calling all Podhoretzs! Where’s the outrage? I mean, don’t the hateful doings at Palin’s church and Hannity’s perfidy deserve a lengthy exegesis from Pete Wehner or Jennifer Rubin or one of the other empretzled ideologues over at Commentary?

Jerome Corsi also uses Andy Martin as a reference multiple times in his new anti-Obama book.  The same Andy Martin who once called a judge a "crooked, slimy Jew."  I asked Corsi about it on a bloggingheads we recorded recently (isn’t up yet), and Corsi said that just because he uses someone as a source it doesn’t mean he approves of everything he says. 

I guess it’s okay if he only hates Jews on the side.  Or something.

Ari also unearths this Martin quote:

I am able to understand how the Holocaust took place, and with every passing day feel less and less sorry that it did, when Jew survivors are operating as a wolf pack to steal my property.

Andy Martin has filed so many frivolous lawsuits he’s no longer allowed to file them, yet right wing outlets have consistently been granting him credibility and using him as a source to tear down Obama.  Why isn’t the perpetually vigilant Jennifer Rubin shreiking "anti-Semite" and seeking to discredit him at every turn?

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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