“They are completely conflicting ideologies, and that does not make you a citizen of the world, it makes you full of sh*t.”
– Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 2008
I just can’t stop thinking about Sarah Palin’s terrible abuse of the Jewish symbol – the Star of David – for her own political benefit. It is really disturbing to me. Yet the absurdness of it — a staunchly Christian, “Bible-beleiving” woman wearing the symbol of a people who fully REJECT the idea of Jesus-as-savior — must be pointed out and laughed at. She really knows how to make herself an easy target. I know that some Evangelical Christians claim a strong connection to the Holy Land, but really, come on. I just can’t ignore how offensive Palin wearing the Jewish Star necklace is. So here’s a little follow up of things I’ve been reading, other people’s reactions to the necklace, etc.
Sarah Palin’s Defilement of the Magen David, by Mark Axelrod via Speak Without Interruption
The Audacity of Sarah Palin (and her Jewish Star), by Jeff Pearlman via JeffPearlman.com
Sarah Palin Pandering by Wearing Jewish Star of David, by Mark Berman via Opposing Views
I also liked what commenter Carrie had to say in reaction to my original blostpost on the topic: Palin’s a “Narcissist– pimping out icons one religion at time.”
Now I sit and wait for Jon Stewart to take on this topic. Come on!