You’re probably going to see the phrase “I’m more Jewish than you think I am” bouncing around the internet a lot today. That’s because, according to Texas Governor and presidential debate punchline Rick Perry, going to delis, reading the bible, and visiting Israel (since 1992) gives him enough semitic bona fides to proclaim himself a partial member of the tribe to NY Times reporter Mark Leibovich.
Now, as far as I’m concerned, eating a pastrami, having a passing familiarity with select biblical passages, and giving/getting a few furtive HJ’s on the back of a Birthright bus puts you squarely in Heeb’s readership. That said, I can see how some people might find Gov. Perry’s claims, well, a bit outlandish.
So in an effort to prove those nattering nabobs of negativism wrong I say: Try – just try – to pick out ol’ Dicky P from among the other Jews in this 2010 Hanukkah video. I’ll even give you a hint: He’s not wearing a hat…
See? He blends in perfectly.