Two years ago, Hollywood director David Zucker (best known for the movie “Airplane!”) talked about his conversion to a “Sept. 11 Republican.” A lifelong liberal with a keen interest in protecting the environment, security concerns prompted Zucker to switch to the GOP, making an anti-John Kerry television ad in 2004 and two new commercials for next month’s midterm elections.
“I still can’t believe I’m a Republican,” Zucker told The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles earlier this month. “There are just certain things ingrained in our Jewish roots. Our fathers voted for Roosevelt, and we voted for JFK, Humphrey, and Clinton. But the Democratic Party has changed.”