And Takes Ignorance to a New Level
It is a source of constant amazement that the news media continues to treat former Alaska Governor and former VP nominee Sarah Palin as a serious individual in American politics. First of all the only governing experience Ms. Palin has is a term as Governor of a state whose population is about one fifth of greater Boston, a term that was not completed after she resigned to, well, we’re not sure what she intended to do. Secondly it is clear that Ms. Palin is unwilling to venture back into the world of electoral politics, preferring to be a self aggrandizing cheerleader (no sexist implications intended, please don’t send letters).
And now with the holiday season upon everyone, like it or not, Ms. Palin is fighting the false war, the unknown war, the totally non-existent war on celebrating Christmas. And about the only noteworthy thing here is that for some reasonshe lumps Jewish beliefs into her outrage at the supposedly existent war on Christmas, apparently thinking that the Jewish community is outraged, just outraged at being the victims in the war on Christmas. Go figure.
Palin's book, published Tuesday by Broadside Books, argues that liberals, the American Civil Liberties Union and non-believers are trying to undermine respect for the nation's religious underpinnings, with possible catastrophic repercussions.
"There is a war on that traditional Judeo-Christian foundation of
not just at Christmastime but those who are intolerant of the Christian faith,
who want to take it away from the rest of us," she says. She urges the
like-minded to stand up at school board meetings to protest if religious carols
such as O Little Town of
Bethlehem are limited at
holiday concerts in favor of secular songs such as Frosty the Snowman. She urges
consumers to raise questions if store employees wish customers "happy
holidays" or "seasons greetings" instead of "merry
Wow, expect Jewish groups all over the nation to rally to support of Ms. Palin. We Jewish people are particularly outraged that we cannot celebrate Christmas as we used to, that we cannot sing Christian hymns in public schools or in other government supported activities. How can heartless people prevent all of us Jewish folks from celebrating Christmas?
But the real damage here, the real tragedy is the terrible trashing of Frosty the Snowman. Frosty was not available for comment, but a spokesperson for Frosty did say that next year he would be publishing a book on how people like Ms. Palin are having a war on religion, that is, a war on freedom of religion. “That leaves Frosty pretty cold” the spokesperson said.
Finally let us be the first to wish Ms. Palin a Merry Christmas. The holiday season brings a lot of joy into the world, maybe if we all get together and give Ms. Palin a sectarian holiday greeting it will reduce some of the joy she takes out of the world.