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    Maybe there aren’t a lot of Jews in Arkansas? Huckabee and his Christmas Eve with Chinese food

    By Jennifer 8. Lee | December 21, 2007

    A lot of my political friends have sent me this blurb on Michael Huckabee and his Christmas Chinese food tradition.

    An except from a dispatch by MSNBC’s Adam Aigner-Treworgy,

    “The only thing that I know that for sure we’re going to do that we have always done is we’ll go to our church Christmas Eve service,” Huckabee said. “It’s a huge community-wide celebration, and we do that every year. And then we have an unusual tradition that after the Christmas Eve service we go out and eat Chinese food. Don’t ask me why.”

    Asked if the tradition is intended to help him better relate to the Jewish community — who often celebrate Christmas with egg rolls and General Tso — Huckabee said, “No, it’s Chinese food.”

    He was unaware of the Jewish Christmas tradition.

    Of course, why should he know? After all, there aren’t a lot of synagogues in the Arkansas Bible Belt, except for the one built by the Wal-Mart Jews.

    It suppose it’s more reflective of the media that they all knew about the tradition.

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