HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Prayers for the President

Posted December 14, 2009 at 11:18am

The members of the “Pray at the Pump— movement are once again sending their prayers to President Barack Obama, this time asking that the commander in chief doesn’t pull a Tiger Woods-esque blunder.[IMGCAP(1)]Movement founder Rocky Twyman and his prayer warriors — who originally joined together to pray that gas prices decrease but have since focused their spiritual efforts on everything from the White House beer summit to Michael Jackson — are offering prayers of support for the sex scandal-embattled pro golfer. But they also will be praying for Obama, who Twyman said could wind up like Woods if he doesn’t keep the faith.“He’s going to have to be careful, too, because he’s become like a sex symbol,— Twyman told HOH. “When you get in those positions like that, if you don’t have a strong spiritual holding, it’s hard to overcome.—The prayer warriors plan to hold an “Emergency Christmas Prayer Vigil— for Woods at a church in Baltimore on Wednesday night. They also will offer prayers for other “celebrities who have lost their way,— including South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R), former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry, former Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) and actor Mel Gibson.“We have to be really forgiving because all of us are human,— Twyman said.No Change. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation looks to be standing by their woman.Despite pleas from progressive group Firedoglake asking that Hadassah Lieberman, the wife of Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.), be removed as an official “global ambassador— for the breast cancer charity, the foundation does not plan to dump her. HOH’s call to the foundation was not immediately returned, but the Hartford Courant reported that foundation spokeswoman Pam Stevens wrote in an e-mail Monday that the group has “every intention of continuing our relationship with Ms. Lieberman in our mutual pursuit of a world without breast cancer.—Firedoglake has called on the foundation — and its array of celebrity spokespeople — to dump Lieberman because of her ties to health insurance organizations such as Pfizer and ALCO, where she worked as a consultant. “We are asking Ellen DeGeneres, Christie Brinkley and other high-profile celebrities who are associated with Komen demand that no more money raised for cancer treatment be given to Hadassah Lieberman or any other ex-Pharma/Insurance strategists,— Firedoglake’s Jane Hamsher said.Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.