Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008

Orrin Hatch

Republican Senator Orrin Hatch just wrote a song, and his beat is off the hook. The ditty, called "Eight Days of Hanukkah," is a snappy, earnest ballad about the Jewish holiday that went viral Dec. 9 after Tablet magazine posted a video for the track online. While the 75-year-old Mormon looks a bit uncomfortable and out-of-place throughout the two-minute "making of"-style video, the man is serious about his love for God's chosen people: check out the mezuzah necklace he flashes at 00:45. "Anything I can do for the Jewish people, I will do," Hatch told the New York Times. "I feel sorry I'm not Jewish sometimes."