March 31, 2008


In California, Indian Americans Show Loyalty to Clinton (JOSH GERSTEIN, March 31, 2008, NY Sun)

Senator Clinton is proud that her ties with the Indian-American community once led to jokes that she could be elected as a senator from the Punjab in India, President Clinton told a fund-raising lunch here yesterday, according to guests.

About 200 people, many of them physicians of Indian origin, noshed on chicken tikka and other Indian specialties as they listened to Mr. Clinton argue for his wife's continued viability in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. [...]

"First, she went there before I did when I was president and we effected a thaw in relations between the U.S. and India for the first time since President Kennedy was in office. It had been almost 40 years since we had really good relations with the Indians," Mr. Clinton told The New York Sun as he shook hands with several dozen of Dr. Dhaliwal's neighbors gathered on a cul de sac of large homes overlooking a sunny golf course. "She represents a lot of Indian Americans in New York. They like her and think she's a good senator."

The GOP should be working to lock up the political allegiance of the next Jews, a task that the Bush presidency and the Obama candidacy both make easier.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 31, 2008 7:37 AM
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