From an oblivious Associated Press:
Obama celebrates Hanukkah at White House
December 8, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is marking Hanukkah as a story of “faith over doubt.”
Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden convened a Hanukkah celebration at the White House Thursday in an early celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights.
Well, you don’t expect him to interrupt his upcoming 17 day vacation for such nonsense, do you?
Obama said the Hanukkah story was about “right over might, faith over doubt.” In the Hanukkah story, a small band of Jews rededicating a Jerusalem temple found that a one-day supply of oil kindled a flame instead for eight.
But, of course, you are not supposed to light all of the candles in the Menorah until the eighth and final day of Hanukkah. But Obama lit them all, anyway. Once again showing us how educated and worldly-wise he is. Of course he may have thought it was a Kwanza candle ceremony.
Still, you can bet he is very careful to get his Muslim holiday rituals right.
The president noted “our unshakeable support and commitment to the security of the nation of Israel.”
The White House must have very good lightning protection.
But notice how Obama never passes up a chance to campaign.
Hanukkah begins at sunset on Dec. 20. Obama joked that everyone needs to be “careful that your kids don’t start thinking Hanukkah lasts 20 nights instead of eight.”
Or that you light all the candles at once.
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