Posted by Karol at 06:34 PM
Technorati Tags: Obama+Western+Wall+Prayer
Whether he actually gave it to the press or not is completely irrelevant. Obviously it was supposed to get there. I mean, picture this: Obama, surrounded by a big gaggle of press and security, as well as a crowd of curious gawkers, puts a piece of paper in the wall and walks away. Nobody from security or his campaign discreetly pockets the “prayer” when he leaves.
Now, what are the chances the contents of that paper don’t reach the press? Is there a number smaller than zero? And what are the chances he doesn’t realize it?
Listen, if he knew no one was going to read it, it would say:
Dear God – PRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENT!!!!! WHEE! XOXO B.O.
He absolutely had to know that note would be taken. And should have known his opponents would recall the Clintons in Normandy.
Is there a tradition about the content of prayers that are inserted in the Western Wall? I mean, Obama’s had no praise or thanksgiving at all, just do this, do this, do this.
It was written for public consumption, whether or not his campaign made an arrangement with the press. He had to know that it would be removed and broadcast.