Sunday, May 18, 2008

He never watched Fiddler on the Roof

Whatever is George Bush's obsession with Israel, it certainly doesn't spring from the remotest understanding of Jewish popular culture. The New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg notes this incident --

Interview of the President by Jacob Eilon and Gil Tamari, Channel 10 TV, Israel
Map Room

Q Mr. President, thank you for speaking with Channel 10.


Q First of all, congratulations on your daughter's wedding this weekend.

THE PRESIDENT: (Laughter.) Thank you. It was -- as my Jewish friends tell me, there was "Mazel tov."

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