From today’s briefing:The phrase has been variously attributed to Benjamin Franklin and to one of Aesop’s Fables. There is a rumor going around that the proverb appeared by virtue of divine agency on a miraculous scorecard God handed down to Obama on the golf course, but I’ve been unable to substantiate it.
MR. CARNEY: Well, I believe the phrase from the Bible* is, “The Lord helps those who help themselves.” And I think the point the President is making is that we should -- we have it within our capacity to do the things to help the American people.
The White House adds in the official transcript:
* This common phrase does not appear in the Bible.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Epistle of St. Ben
Not content to rewrite history, Obama’s minions are now trying to rewrite the Bible.