Jay Nordlinger on Political and Religious Ironies in America

Jay Nordlinger is always entertaining, and he has a great ear for the English language.

He recently posted some toothy observations on how left of center politicians can say anything they want about religion, whereas if anyone right of center says something similar the talking heads go crazy: When the Left Talks Religious.

Here’s a snippet:

I was reminded of something that Jen Rubin, the champion blogger of Commentary’s Contentions, said some time ago (here). She quoted Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) on the origins of his name: “It comes from the word shomer, which means guardian. My ancestors were guardians of the ghetto wall in Chortkov, and I believe Hashem [e.g., God], actually, gave me the name as one of my roles that is very important in the United States Senate: to be a shomer — to be a shomer for Israel.”

Then Rubin wrote, “Suffice it to say that if Sarah Palin ever said that God had given a name to her with a mission in mind, the chattering class would go bonkers.”

Oh, man: bonkers, nutso.

Read the whole thing for more. Great stuff about Bill Clinton waving his Bible.

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