As Purim winds up, here’s the National Jewish Democratic Council’s politically-tinged Purim shpiel, making fun of a popular radio host:
It has just been reported that Rush Limbaugh wants to become a Member of the Tribe. Limbaugh announced last night that he would convert to Judaism.
In the spirit of tikkun olam, Limbaugh also proclaimed that he wanted nothing more than to see President Barack Obama succeed as the 44th President of the United States. “President Obama is the only man I know who has the ability to truly repair the world,” Limbaugh said.
"In a post-partisan gesture of good will, we welcome Mr. Limbaugh into the Jewish community," said Ira N. Forman, Executive Director of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC). "We applaud his support for our President and commend him for suspending his radio show on Shabbat."
JTA is reporting that Jewish Democrats are already forming lines in the street in anticipation of being able to participate in Limbaugh’s full entry into the covenant of Abraham.
Of course, the hardest part of this shpiel to believe is not that Limbaugh would convert, or would want Obama to succeed. It has to be the idea that Jewish Democrats would actually line up to welcome him into the tribe.
UPDATE: NJDC executive director Ira Forman writes to tell me I didn’t get the joke–that participating in Limbaugh’s "full entry into the covenant of Abraham" was obviously a reference to Rush’s "bris." And I’m sorry for putting that image in everyone’s head — if you didn’t get it from the original shpiel.