Politicians as Saints or Messiahs

There’s been a lot of joking during this campaign about how the masses of people starved for change have been treating Obama as a “messiah” figure.

Two voices have recently emerged trying to share a different perspective.  First,  from the Weekly Standard, David Gerlenter tells us that John McCain is a tzaddik.  Then, in an equally bizarre if somewhat more self consciously ironic ranting, someone named Nibras Kazimi compares John McCain to the Prophet Muhammad’s son in law Al-Husayn, revered by all Muslims but especially venerated amongst the Shi’a.

Anyways, I would say especially to Mr. Gerlenter the following:


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