Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Doggone It

The White House holiday card is out.

It was selected in a contest, and here’s the backstory on it.

You know what’s coming next, don’t you?  Sure you do.

The inside of the card reportedly reads, ”This season, may your home be filled with family, friends, and the joy of the holidays.” The card is signed by the entire First Family — along with Bo’s paw print.

Vanity Fair deemed this year’s Obama ‘Holiday’ card his best-ever in a posting titled, “Bo Obama: the True Meaning of Christmas.”

The 2012 card made no mention of any specific holiday nor did it include a Bible verse noting the birth of Christ.

There are a couple of reasons for this.  First, while 80% of the people in this country may self-identify as some version of Christian, not everyone does, and the president and the White House is for everyone, not just them.  Second, there are other holidays this time of year besides Christmas.

Besides, didn’t some other right-wing bitter prune already give the Obamas grief about over-doing the Christmas stuff inside the White House?

Good dog.

PS: Frank Bruni notes just how powerful the Christian influence is in America.

HT to Melissa.

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