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Friday, September 12, 2008

 
An M. C. Escher Moment In Politics

I missed one irony in the Jesus/Pilate flap, pointed out by James Taranto - Cohen is Jewish.

To our mind, though, the bigger blunder consists in likening Obama to Jesus. Cohen is not a Christian, which means he does not believe Jesus is the Messiah. But most Americans do, making this a problematic comparison given that some of Obama's critics have accused him of having a messiah complex.

Even more problematic: Cohen's analogy likens his political ally Obama to a man his faith regards as a false prophet.

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