House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has told federal officials that the lighted, decorated tree on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol -- known in recent years as the "Holiday Tree" -- should be renamed the "Capitol Christmas Tree," as it was called until the late 1990s....Yeah, it is. A little common sense from flyover country, which is mostly where you find it these days. More here.
"It was known as the 'Holiday Tree' for several years and just recently was changed back to the 'Capitol Christmas Tree.' This was a directive from the speaker," said Capitol architect Matthew Evans.
"The speaker believes a Christmas tree is a Christmas tree, and it is as simple as that," said Ron Bonjean, spokesman for the Illinois Republican.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Merry Christmas, Denny
Looks like the effort to resurrect Christmas is starting to get seriously on track this season:
Posted by Wonker at 6:05 PM