Some Really Oblivious Jews Think Michele Bachmann Is Jewish


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]