Mrs. Palin has to raise that number in order to make a successful run.
Even the Americans know Harper has gotten it right:
It's an odd time we're living in. Canada, the semi-socialist state may have just taken over the U.S as being the biggest supporter of Israel, morally speaking
The Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his subordinates have taken a consistently admirable stance when it comes to defending Israel, and recently the prime minister gave a solid speech upping Canada's commitment to the bastion of civilization in the middle east....
We've gotten to the point where Canada has become the sole vocal government in North America to morally defend Israel's right to exist? What's more shocking in a tragic way, is Canada is being punished both by the U.N (not surprised) and the United States (tragically surprised) for taking their courageous stance against the thugs attacking Israel.
This defense of Israel coming from Harper couldn't have come at a better time. The U.S government which has historically been Israel's greatest and most outspoken ally has all but abandoned them morally. The Obama administration has been spiting on Israel's right to exist through its consistent pandering to the Islamic world, which has always held the dream of seeing Israel stamped out of existence. This coupled with the abusive treatment he has given Israel and its leadership makes it clear that at least for the mean time, the U.S government won't be arguing for the Israeli side in the world's stage.
In world affairs, Canada's played the supporting role with the U.S for some time now. But in this case, let there be no doubt, Canada is the hero. In this time where Israel is being abandoned and disrespected by the Obama administration, and being constantly attacked by its enemies both through violence and denunciations, this North American country is taking a stand in the side of righteousness. And is willing to pay for it too. Just like a hero. Just like America not too long ago.
Once again, Christie Blatchford: