Influential Rabbi Thinks Bush Looks Like God
Rabbi Daniel Lapin eats breakfast with Karl Rove and dinner with President Bush, and it's easy to see why. He religiously opposes government pork. And, we're guessing, many forms of non-traditional porking: "His specialty is finding support in the Torah for what turns out to be the current Republican platform: lower taxes, decreased regulation, pro-traditional family policies."
And the current Republican platform of praising the President to high heaven? He's good at that too:
"The principles of the Republican Party and the convictions of our president more closely parallel the moral vision of the God of Abraham than those of anyone else," Lapin said...
Sounds a little hyperbolic, but Rabbi Lapin has a knack for finding the good in people:
He complained that Jewish leaders criticized Gibson but ignored Jews such as Howard Stern and the producers of "Meet the Fockers" who were "debasing the culture." He then quoted a section of "Mein Kampf" in which Hitler denounces the "horrible trash" produced by Jewish entertainers in Weimar Germany. Hitler was an "evil megalomaniac," Lapin writes, but what he was saying was "obvious and inescapable."
Plus, you remember the God of Abraham, right? Demanded filicide as a show of faith. Rewarded his loyal servant with a land of milk and honey. Yeah, it sort of works. — GREG BEATO