Mida Keneged Mida? President Obama Gets 12 Stitches on Lips
A holiday hoops outing with friends and family on Friday turned a bit rough for President Obama, who ended the game with a visit to the White House Medical Unit for a dozen stitches in his lip.His lips - for the way he talked against Eretz Yisrael.
Obama and his basketball crew, which included presidential aide (and former Duke University forward) Reggie Love and family in town for the Thanksgiving holiday, arrived early Friday at Fort McNair for a full-court game. On his return to the White House a few hours later, Obama headed for the doctor's office located on the ground floor of the White House, where he was sewn up.
In a statement, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said, "After being inadvertently hit with an opposing player's elbow in the lip while playing basketball with friends and family, the President received 12 stitches today administered by the White House Medical Unit."
The statement didn't identify the player.
The medical staff that treated Obama used a finer filament than usual, allowing for more numerous and tighter stitches and, as a result, a smaller scar. Obama received a local anesthetic while he was being stitched up.
12 stitches - 12 Shevatim. It has potential.
(Hat tip: YWN)
Update: See also Shirat Devorah's take.
Update 2: Interesting comment from Machlouf:
12 is the gematria of Gog. With two years left in his presidency, and nothing to lose, Obama is about to turn into the famous Gog. The war of Gog UMagog is about to start on the Korean peninsula. And after failed Israeli-PA peace talks, Obama will attempt to take over Jerusalem by force. We all know the outcome of that endeavor.