The other night, President Obama gave his address about the BP oil disaster in the Oval Office.
(Personally, Rachel Maddow‘s version is way better)
Obama mentioned God and prayer way more than the “obligatory” amount:
Somehow this became an important topic for the FOX News Channel hosts and Newt Gingrich:
Brian Kilmeade: Alright, Mr. Speaker, what do you think of that?
Gingrich: Well, I hope he means it. […] I’m sad that it took a crisis of this scale, but I’m delighted that the president has recognized that we in fact all are subordinate to a larger God and that we need to seek guidance from that God.
Gretchen Carlson: But Mr. Speaker, did you find it at all disingenuous, because some people are analyzing that this morning as saying it was disingenuous from a president who does not go to church on a regular basis?
Gingrich: […] If he’s prepared to publicly recognize God, maybe we should encourage him to do it more often.
As the saying goes, hands that help are better than lips that pray.
But why so many religious references?
Jon Stewart had an idea about that one (around the 4:00 mark):
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Now, it all makes sense.
(Thanks to everyone for the links!)