Rick Santorum's Chanucah faux pas

By Jennifer Lipman
February 10, 2012

A new kosher conundrum in the will they / won't they rollercoaster of the Republican presidential hopefuls. Did Rick Santorum really mean to send Jewish voters a card with a quote from the New Testament on?

Rick – he of the sweater vests and staunch Christian conservatism – was obviously hoping to shore up support from an unlikely corner when he sent the card last year (at least, I assume it was last year; getting the date of Chanucah wrong would have been an even bigger gaffe).

But really, dude? Even for those who want all the religions of the world to work together (and Santorum doesn't really strike me as a happy-clappy interfaith kind of guy), this is pretty bizarre.

Whatever the reason (a clueless intern, most likely), it seems Rick didn't learn too much from his time in a Jewish fraternity.

I look forward to being wished "Happy Passover: have a nice sandwich" by the Santorum campaign.


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