LET THE NEW ROUND OF RELIGIOUS RUMORS BEGIN…. An interesting White House event was slipped into the schedule for tomorrow night. (via Amanda Terkel)

US President Barack Obama will celebrate Passover Thursday night with staff and friends in what is believed to be the first White House Seder attended by an American president.

The event was slipped onto the president’s public schedule Tuesday night with little fanfare, following a letter signed by Obama earlier in the day wishing Americans who mark the day a “peaceful and relaxing holiday.”

While presidential proclamations in honor of Passover have been common throughout the administrations of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, this year’s Seder is believed to be the first of its kind.

Of course, you know what this means. As Mike Madden explained, “[I]t turns out Obama isn’t a secret Muslim, after all. He’s a secret Jew.”

I knew it. C’mon, everyone knows Baruch and Barack are practically identical. What helped propel him to victory in Florida? The Great Schlep. I’ve even seen pictures of him wearing a yarmulke and visiting Israel!

You don’t think these are just coincidences, do you?

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.