Roger L. Simon

Pat Robertson just jumped the shark ...

Make that a hundred sharks. He told viewers of his “700 Club” that: Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s massive stroke could be God’s punishment for giving up Israeli territory. He also said: Sharon was “dividing God’s land,” even though the Bible says doing so invites “God’s enmity.”

Robertson added, “I would say woe to any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course.”

Wow.

Meanwhile, from the world of the saneThe blood thinner given to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon after his mini-stroke in December may have backfired. In Sharon’s case, the medication might have contributed to the massive stroke he suffered on Wednesday, in what experts say is a classic illustration of this seeming paradox in stroke treatment.