Some Really Oblivious Jews Think Michele Bachmann Is Jewish

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Michele Bachmann, kvetching.
Michele Bachmann, kvetching. Photo: Richard Ellis/Getty Images

According to a thinly sourced, barely credible story in the Post today, some Jewish donors have shunned Mitt Romney's campaign because, they've explained, they're more interested in helping the GOP race's Jewish candidate ... Michele Bachmann. "It's a real problem," an unnamed Romney fund-raiser tells the Post. "We're working very hard in the Jewish community because of Obama's Israel problem. This was surprising."

Yes, surprising is a good word for it. It's true that Bachmann, a Lutheran who literally talks about Jesus all the time, has a plausibly Jewish surname. She did spend some time on a kibbutz. Like every GOP candidate, she would lay down in traffic for Israel. Then again, there's this:

'Jewish' Bachmann is costing Romney [NYP]