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Friday, April 29, 2011

The White House Smirks At Easter

I saw the video clip of the White House press secretary smirk derisively in response to questions regarding the lack of any formal Easter statement this year.

Critics have noted that Wonderboy observes 'made up' holidays like Kwanza, but failed to have the White House issue any sort of formal observance of this very important Christian holiday.

Defenders of the First Rookie immediately categorize these criticisms as racism and more attempts to paint him as a Muslim.

To me, as one pundit also contended, the President of the US is both the Chief Executive and the chief ceremonial officer. Thus, for a largely Judeo-Christian nation, it's been customary for years that there have been observances of certain holidays important to the largest segments of the population.

I wouldn't have minded so much if the press secretary had simply said they felt Wonderboy's attendance at a (yet another problematic, but that's a story for another post) Christian church on Easter Sunday was sufficient.

But the smirking and derogatory attitude suggesting that the issue was inane and beneath concern belied a smug satisfaction that such a formal observance of this Christian holiday had been noticed.

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