Frist and the Jews

Bill Frist is getting out early in his play to be the ecumenical conservative-religious candidate, with an address to the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations’ national dinner on April 2.

Here, according to the OU, is the source of his appeal:

* Maintaining the strong U.S. — Israel relationship;

* Securing homeland security grants for non-profit institutions —
including synagogues — at risk from terrorist threats;

* Passage of revised federal special education funding legislation
to better ensure that eligible learning disabled children in
nonpublic schools receive their fair share of federally funded
services; and

* Supporting public funding — and stricter ethical oversight — for
stem cell research.

Frist and the Jews