Governor Palin "Politely Declined" Pomp and Circumstance in Israel

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Governor Palin's trip to Israel has concluded. It was a notably low-key visit to the Holy Land, a place the Governor described as "an amazing country." And while those who are annoyed that she won't sit down and shut up often accuse her of being an attention-monger, actions certainly speak louder than words. Governor Palin's actions reveal the truth.

The Jerusalem Post reports (emphasis added):

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her husband Todd concluded their brief first visit to Israel on Monday by meeting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara at his official residence in Jerusalem.

Ahead of the meeting, Netanyahu’s office checked with Palin to see whether they could expand it to a full reception for her with other politicians and aides, but she politely declined.

In an effort to keep her visit as private as possible, Palin also declined all requests for interviews and did her best to avoid the media as she toured the Mount of Olives and Christian sites in Jerusalem on Monday.

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In private conversations, she vowed to return soon – for a full week – and said she would meet with more politicians and the media then.

Read more here.

Governor Palin has the utmost respect for Israel. Her time there was not a photo-op. As Aaron Klein pointed out yesterday, she has always loved Israel, and the Israelis know it. President Obama's level of commitment is not quite so obvious, however.

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