Obama Plays the Purim Card

A week ago, Media Bistro’s TVNewser blog reported that the Clinton campaign may have objected to the possible scheduling of a debate on the first night of Passover (although the blog was tentative on this point, suggested other possible motives and issued an update that the holiday’s first night was only one of the nights under consideration).

Meanwhile, Barack Obama is casting his lot with Purim (which, as the JTA notes, is “a holiday that has rarely if ever been commemorated by any other candidate or Congress member.”)

Yesterday, Obama issued the following statement:

While the Obama campaign displays its deft, Mordecai-like understanding of the Festival of Lots, the JTA is suggesting that the presumptive GOP nominee John McCain has committed a “Purim gaffe.”

In a brief titled “Lieberman corrects McCain’s Purim gaffe,” the JTA reports:

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