ADS-L Digest - 25 Nov 2008 to 26 Nov 2008 (#2008-331)

Mon Dec 1 06:17:56 UTC 2008

In a message dated 11/27/2008 12:02:32 A.M. Eastern Standard  Time,

Beyond the Pale: White House Hanukkah invite is actually Christmas  card

In one well-known West Wing Thanksgiving episode, Pres. Jed  Bartlett
pardoned a Turkey and granted asylum to a group of Chinese victims  of
religious persecution. But this week in the real west wing,  besides
barbecued turkey, two wars, and a financial meltdown, George W.  Bush,
another president whose series has been canceled, seemed intent  on
playing to his base one last time by making his legacy the  long-
awaited conversion of the Jews.

At least that's what it seemed  like to Jewish leaders who received
invitations from the White Houseto this  year's annual menorah
lighting. On the inside of those Hanukkah invites,  George and Laura
Bush request "the pleasure of your company at a Hanukkah  reception."
But the outside of the card features a horse-drawn wagon  carrying the
White House Christmas tree up to a snow-clad White House, and  to drive
home the White Christmas message, a sign on the side of the  wagon
reads, "White House Christmas Tree 2008."

Do you  really think George Bush chose the cards himself?  I doubt he even
saw  them.  People like him have people.


I heard a good  definition of humility in the face of compliments: "I believe
that God uses  others to reflect back to us who we are and how He is using

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