Utah congressional candidate: Satan wants me to lose

Alas, my friends. He’s one of ours.

“There’s another force that wants to keep us from going to Washington, D.C.,” Jacob said. “It’s the devil is what it is. I don’t want you to print that, but it feels like that’s what it is.”…

“You know, you plan, you organize, you put your budget together and when you have 10 things fall through, not just one, there’s some other, something else that is happening,” Jacob said.

Asked if he actually believed that “something else” was indeed Satan, Jacob said: “I don’t know who else it would be if it wasn’t him. Now when that gets out in the paper, I’m going to be one of the screw-loose people.

Adding to the infernal mystery: Satan appears to be against Jacob’s opponent, too.

Jacob, who like [Rep. Chris] Cannon is LDS, said he is not the only one who is being opposed by Beelzebub. He said both Cannon and Sen. Bob Bennett have lost millions of dollars since going to Congress, and he believes their adversity is rooted in the same dark origins.

Cannon and Bennett are also Republicans. Which means, just like we’ve always suspected, Satan’s probably a Democrat.

Will Glenn retract?

Update: I suppose this makes Jacob a “Christianist,” which is all the peg I need to unleash this righteous screed against Saint Andrew. The line about Jesse Helms’s book is my favorite.