Most of the attacks on Barack Obama are rooted in the extreme religious rightwing organizations. They are seeing their power slipping away. The fear tactics aren't working so well. The smear tactics aren't working so well. Ex-Pa. judge: Sorry for anti-Obama Jewish e-mail
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice apologized Monday for signing an e-mail to Jewish voters that likened a vote for Barack Obama to ignoring warning signals that led to the Holocaust.
Sandra Schultz Newman said she regrets that she did not review the final draft more carefully before it was released.
"Some of the language was inappropriate and intemperate," Newman wrote in an e-mail statement Monday. "I apologize to anyone who was offended by this misguided e-mail."
The e-mail sent Thursday to 75,000 Jewish voters in Pennsylvania warns "Fellow Jewish Voters" of the danger of a second Holocaust due to the threats to Israel from its neighbors. It also praises Republican presidential candidate John McCain's qualifications over those of Obama, the Democratic nominee.