… And Drudge has plenty of fun in response:
We’ve been told endlessly by the media that Obama is a “constitutional scholar.” Nobody said he was a religious scholar as well (not even Rev. Wright).
Related: “President Obama has been a regular church-goer for decades,” the L.A. Times claims, with other than the last three years of course. At the Tatler, Roger L. Simon responds:
Say what? Let’s leave aside the eye roller that with “regular” church-going Obama was still somehow able to miss the multiple racist and anti-American excrescences of his pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright (or so the then candidate assured us) and cut straight to the chase – the life of our president since he has been in the White House.
From Time Magazine (Dec. 23, 2009) – No Church-Going Christmas for the First Family:
But there’s one common Christmas practice not on the First Family’s schedule: a visit to Christmas Eve church services.
Church, in fact, has been a surprisingly tough issue for the Obamas. They resigned their membership with Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in 2008 after Obama renounced the church’s controversial former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. And while the First Family intended to find a local church to attend when they moved to Washington, concerns about crowds and displacing regular worshippers has prevented them from finding a new religious home during their first year here.
Believe what you will of the last sentence and then move on to Ben Smith in Politico, roughly a year later (Sept. 2010):
President Barack Obama, beset by substantial public doubts about his religion and right-wing suspicions that he is Muslim, took a few steps on Sunday to dispel those image problems: He and his family crossed Lafayette Park to St. John’s Episcopal Church, just the third time he has worshipped in public since he became president last year.
I don’t think Obama’s a Muslim. I don’t think he’s anything. He’s more than likely an agnostic who attends church when he has to for political expediency. America is a largely religious country, after all. He certainly is not a regular church-goer, unless three times a year constitutes regular.
Keep rockin’, fellas.
More: “How to Light the Hanukkah Menorah” at About.com and “When is Hanukkah (Chanukah) in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015?” — but then, given how the Internet is the ultimate jobs destroyer in the president’s speechwriters’ eyes, you can see how they wouldn’t want to Google for advice.
Given that Hanukkah begins on December 8th next year, could the White House have confused the dates? On Tuesday, Allahpundit listed all the presidents that Obama has channeled since 2007 and quipped, “I’m honestly curious to see how he draws the inevitable Gerald Ford analogy before his term’s up.”