August 7, 2002


Sharon, Bush to share stage : Visit comes amid governor's race (PETER WALLSTEN, Aug. 07, 2002, Miami Herald)
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is planning to headline a rally in Miami next month to boost U.S. public support for his embattled country.

But, with his visit coming just two months before Election Day in Florida and possibly within a day of the Democratic primary for governor, Sharon is also stepping into the middle of one of the United States' most important political campaigns.

Although they insist politics is not Sharon's purpose, Israeli officials expect Gov. Jeb Bush to stand with the prime minister at the rally -- an image that political strategists in both parties say can only help the governor in his reelection campaign.

Great--can't you just see the lines in Palm Beach as election officials try to explain that folks can't actually vote for Ariel Sharon in the gubernatorial race. Posted by Orrin Judd at August 7, 2002 9:00 PM
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