Obama is Jesus and Palin is Pontius Pilate, says US politician

September 11th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Sept.11 (ANI): An American politician has compared Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama to Jesus and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judaea (from 26 CE to 36 CE), who was responsible for the execution of Jesus.
Fox News quoted Tennessee Democrat Representative Steve Cohen as riling Republicans on Wednesday.
In a minute-long speech given on the floor of the House, Cohen said: If you want change, you want the Democratic Party, Cohen said. Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus, who our minister prayed about. Pontius Pilate was a governor.
Cohen was giving rejoinders to Palins pot shots at Obama during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.
Palin, a former mayor, poked fun at Obama for crediting his work as a community organizer, saying, I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.
The National Republican Congressional Committee objected to Cohens statements Wednesday in a press release, pointing out that Pilate sentenced Christ to death and asking, What point was Cohen trying to make?
Palin supporters allege the oft-used expression was directed at Palin, who joked in the same speech that the difference between hockey moms like her and pit bulls is lipstick. (ANI)

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