Making it up as we go

Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney denied that Obama had perhaps gone too far by dragging the Almighty into a fierce political spat.
“I believe that the phrase from the Bible is ‘the Lord helps those who help themselves,’” Carney said.
“I think the point the president is making is that, you know, we have it within our capacity to do the things to help the American people.”
The White House was later forced to clarify however that the phrase Carney used, though often mistaken for scripture, was not in fact biblical.

I wish politicians would just stick to politics.  Or at least actually read the Bible before {mis-}quoting it.

Source: Yahoo! News article: Obama: God backs jobs plan