November 24, 2008, - 12:19 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
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Don’t let this lead you to believe that she will do to Islam what she did to Christmas. She’ll follow the Chertoff/ICE Princess halal chicken circuit and Ramadan-reception-hosting. It’s just Christmas that is under attack by Janet Napolitano:
Napolitano pulls Christmas from AZ ‘Holiday Tree’
By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 11.29.2007
PHOENIX – What do you call the big green thing decked with colored lights, balls and doves in the lobby of state Capitol tower?
Well, if you’re the governor, you don’t call it a Christmas tree. Instead, Janet Napolitano proclaimed it the “Holiday Tree.”
The governor formally lit the decoration this week in a ceremony. She also used the opportunity to promote “Hope for the Holidays,” a special program to provide gifts to the children of parents who are incarcerated.
Gee, I can’t wait until she takes over at DHS and has a special program to provide gifts to the children of terrorists and illegal aliens who are incarcerated. Hint: If you want to get ahead as an agent at Homeland Security next year, stock up on the plastic grenades and G.I. Ahmed dolls.
So what “holiday” does Napolitano believe the tree symbolizes?
“I think we’re celebrating a number of holidays,” the governor responded Wednesday, while acknowledging that only one religion – Christianity – has a holiday associated with a tree.
“You can call it whatever you want,” she responded.
The “holiday tree” name met with amusement from Secretary of State Jan Brewer who, like Napolitano, has her office in the Capitol tower.
“It’s a Christmas tree,” she said while passing by the display. “Who are you trying to kid?” . . .
This isn’t the first time Napolitano has gotten crossways with Christmas.
In 2001, when she was attorney general, her office put out a memo listing “acceptable seasonal decorations” in common areas. They included snowflakes, icicles, garlands, poinsettia plants and wrapped presents – but not trees under which gifts could be placed, or Santa himself.
I’m sure “Happy Eid”, “Allahu Akbar”, or “Have an Easy Ramadan Faux-Fast” will be acceptable at her new DHS digs, though.
Other than that, though, get ready to say, “Bah, Humbug,” at the Department of Homeland Security, next year. The PC crowd has taken over.
**** UPDATE: Jimmy Lewis @ Rouge Revival sends this hilarious, must-watch video custom-made for Janet Napolitano and her ilk.