The White House’s annual Hanukkah reception brings together leaders from the Jewish community to spin the dreidel and celebrate the festival of lights, but this year’s invitation to the shindig drew an unwanted reaction of “huh” from invitees. The official White House invite reads “[President Bush] requests the pleasure of your company at a Hanukkah reception,” which is all fine and dandy, but the image on the invite features a Clydesdale horse lugging a Christmas tree up to a Christmas wreath-decorated 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Jewish community leader Isaac Abraham chimed in with his theory on the mishap: “It’s obvious what’s going on here: The Christmas tree is being taken out of the White House and the menorah is being brought in the back.” Hmm, it seems the president’s protocol police have checked out a couple months early.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Christmas, 1961 --- Fast Forward: Chanukkah Bush, 2008
President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Christmas, 1961. Courtesy of the JFK Linrary Archives.
Has Camelot returned? YES. ((((Soon! It is said to be coming back!)))
Meanwhile, on truemors* (rhymes with rumors), a Hannukah celebration has been sent out from WHO EOP (White House, Executive Office of the President) with a Chistmas Tree on it. (((Or shall we refer to the tree as I do, the 'Chanukkah BUSH' )))*
(((("roll out the holly ---challah!! ------ for we need a little Chrismas --CHANUKKAH -- right this very minute---- Light the Menorah! OH! i LOVE MY jERRY hERMAN! LA LA LA LA LA -- ECUMENICAL ME! )))))))