After the jump is a post on Doug Martin’s blog. Martin is with Good News Communications, the folks that bring you KVOI and KGMS. The post was written by Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash, who, of all things, takes a shot at Gabrielle Giffords for not being Jewish enough:
After all , Congresswoman Giffords , who claims to be a Jewess, has foolishly done much to destabilize the security of Israel with her votes and alliances with others who want to force Israel to make treaties with enemies who do not even recognize the existence of the state.
(“Jewess”? Do people still use that word? I haven’t heard it since the last time I saw a remake of Ivanhoe.)
Yep, Gabrielle Giffords, who makes frequent trips to Israel, whose grandmother was president of Hadassah and…well, who the heck is he to declare who is Jewish and who isn’t? Does he run our local rabbinical court?
And Giffords hasn’t been supportive enough of Israel? Puhleeze.
He also, by the way, takes her to task for supporting the auto bailout, which she voted against. Ash, check your facts, dude. (He may also want to check them on Raúl Grijalva as well: he voted against the bank bail out that Ash castigates him for. Eh, facts!)
Also after the jump is a response from several members of the Jewish community, including former Chief Justice Stanley Feldman and developer (and Republican) Donald Pitt.
Also note that Ash takes Grijalva on for allegedly being anti-Israel as well. Never calls him out for not being Jewish enough though.