Sarah Palin’s bus tour is getting a lot of publicity, naturally. Today she was in New York and visited the Statue of Liberty. NBC’s New York affiliate noted that wherever she went, she wore a Star of David necklace:
You couldn’t miss it, the big Star of David hanging around Sarah Palin’s neck as she toured the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on Wednesday.
NBC New York asked Palin about the significance just as she board her bus outside Fox Newschannel to head off to Boston. “Today is the 44th anniversary of Jerusalem being reunited,” she said. “We want to call attention to that.”
The pendant is in every photo she took with fans and supporters and can be seen in every sound-bite captured by television crews.
Some analysts wondered if the possible Republican candidate for president was actually wearing the necklace to play to the hometown audience as she hop-scotched around New York on her national bus tour.
In fact, if you have followed Palin’s career, you know that she displayed an Israeli flag in her office when she was Governor of Alaska, before she became a figure on the national scene. This, to me, exemplifies the most striking thing about Sarah Palin: she is not as articulate as one would like, but her instincts about large matters of policy, and about right and wrong, are remarkably good.