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Mon Dec 1 06:17:56 UTC 2008
In a message dated 11/27/2008 12:02:32 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
LISTSERV at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU writes:
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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