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.”
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?