April 29, 2005

by Andrew Silow-Carroll
Frist: I didn't mean to pass over the Jews

Interesting, but I don't remember Bill Frist sending me, a Jewish newspaper editor, a press release before. But I just got one today, which in part reads:

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. (R-TN) yesterday submitted the following statement to be included with his remarks in the Congressional Record. The remarks explore Passover's lessons for dealing with the situation in the Darfur region of Sudan. I thought you might be interested in considering this piece to be included in a guest column section of your paper.

They also include some very insiderish stuff:

Jewish law dictates, however, that the Jewish people must do more on Passover than merely remember their ancestors’ time in bondage. They must strive to reenact the experience.

The sender was Elie Teichman, the majority leader's Deputy Press Secretary and a Univ. or Maryland grad once described as "considering rabbinical school."

I may be wrong, but I think I smell a little outreach to the "people of faith" who may have felt left out of last Sunday's "Historic Simulcast."

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