Debbie Does Damage
09/06/2012 - 17:04
Douglas Bloomfield

It was a four Pinocchio performance for Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, when she claimed the Israeli ambassador had said "what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel," according to the Washington Post Fact Checker.

Wasserman Shultz was quoted in the Washington Examiner telling a training session in Charlotte for Jewish Democrats, "We know, and I’ve heard no less than Ambassador Michael Oren say this, that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel."

Amb. Oren quickly issued a statement saying, "I categorically deny that I ever characterized Republican policies as harmful to Israel. Bipartisan support is a paramount national interest for Israel, and we have great friends on both sides of the aisle."

In this version of "she said, he said, she said, he said," Wasserman Shultz apparently forgot the old political axiom that says when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

When she tried to claim she'd been misquoted Examiner columnist Philip Klein, who had recorded her comments. posted the audio of Wasserman Shultz's comments on line, leading the Post to conclude, "Klein’s quote was exactly accurate, meaning Wasserman Schultz falsely accused the Examiner of misquoting her. The DNC chair earns Four Pinocchios."

Get The Jewish Week Newsletter

Comment Guidelines

The Jewish Week feels comments create a valuable conversation and wants to feature your thoughts on our website. To make everyone feel welcome, we won't publish comments that are profane, irrelevant, promotional or make personal attacks.

Comments

Republicans call Wasserman Shultz "the gift that keeps on giving"

Add comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.