Deval “The Grinch” Patrick Displays His Seasonal Schizophrenia

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Last week, Gov. Deval Patrick’s office sent one email containing two very different invitations.  One is for the explicitly religious and religion-specific  “Annual Lighting of the Chanukah Menorah” on Dec. 20th.


The other is for tonight’s completely non-religious and utterly p.c. “Holiday Tree Lighting.”

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OK….am I missing something here?  How does it make sense to Gov. Patrick to have a “Chanukah Menorah” and a “Holiday Tree”…in the SAME ROOM?

If it’s OK to have a “Chanukah Menorah,” then surely it’s OK to have a “Christmas Tree,” right?  Conversely, if Gov. Patrick’s p.c. paranoia prohibits admitting what the tree really is, shouldn’t the glowing Jewish symbol next to the “Holiday Tree” be a “Winter Candle,” or a  “Solstice Candelabra?”

In a rational, reasonable Massachusetts, the state house would be warmed by the glow of both a Christmas Tree and a Chanukah Menorah and we’d all be enjoying the holidays. In the Massachusetts of no-fun Lefties, we’d have a Holiday Bush and a Good Will Candleholder brightening Nurses Hall.

But this? How does this make sense to anyone?

Michael Graham
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