Rep. Michelle Bachman earlier this month.(Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

The surname Bachmann, the Ultimate Authority informs us, derives from Switzerland and Germany and refers to those who lived near a brook (Bach). Does that sound particularly Jewish to you? How many Jews do you know who live near brooks?

Yet the New York Post reports that Mitt Romney is losing Jewish donor money to Rep. Michelle Bachmann, his fellow Republican presidential candidate, due to the perception that her name indicates Semitic heritage.

They need to re-examine her Yiddish.

‘Jewish’ Bachmann Is Costing Romney [NY Post]
Earlier: Goy Gevalt!