When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

25 September 2008

Waiting for 5773

Bill Clinton, explaining to Larry King why he won't be campaigning for Obama until after Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur have passed:
"Are you kind of feeling Jewish that you're waiting until after the Jewish holidays?" asked King.

"No. But I think it would be — if we're trying to win in Florida, it may be that — you know, they think that because of who I am and where my political base has traditionally been, they may want me to go sort of hustle up what Lawton Chiles used to call the 'cracker vote' there.

"But Senator Obama also has a big stake in doing well in the Jewish community in Florida, where Hillary did very well and where I did very well. And I just think respecting the holidays is a good thing to do," he said.

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