Here's an interesting development. During his visit to Israel, Barack Obama was at the Western Wall. It turns out that he left a written prayer there, which has now been published in Ma'ariv. It says:
Lord - Protect my family and me... Forgive me my sins, and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will.
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitz is unhappy about this, saying that publication of the prayer intruded on Obama's relationship with God. I have a different interest in it. I'm waiting on all those secular liberals who have been longing for a Democrat to succeed Bush in the White House, and were in the habit of sneering at Tony Blair's acknowledgement of having a relationship with his Maker, to back off from their enthusiasm for the candidacy of the Senator for Illinois. I mean...'make me an instrument of your will'.
What? I'll wait in vain? You don't think they will back off? Devoutness is bad only when you want it to be? Hey, you may just be right about that.