August 20, 2002


MIDDLE EAST POLITICS IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SENATE RACE (W. James Antle III, August 20, 2002, Enter Stage Right)
[O]ne of the main reasons I didn't bring up this whole mess in my article - even though I suppose it could have bolstered my case that conservatives should stick with Smith - was that stating the criticisms of Sununu and then defending those who make them against charges of ethnic politics would have bogged down the entire piece when I did't really think it was necessary to make my point. I don't question Sununu's patriotism or loyalty. I would not even classify him as "anti-Israel." But I would say that Smith's votes on certain issues that relate to the Middle East and immigration policy are more to my liking and more in synch with the views of most conservatives.

The "whole mess" that Mr. Antle refers to is questions about how John Sununu, Jr. has voted on Israeli/Palestinian issues, a question that we reaised here : LIKE FATHER LIKE SON? His point is valid; it can become a kind of "When did you stop beating your wife?" question if people keep asking if Mr. Sununu is anti-Israel.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 20, 2002 7:07 PM
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