So our esteemed Speaker of the House wants to change the name of the “Capitol Holiday Tree” to “Capitol Christmas Tree”? Doesn’t he have anything better to do with his time? Dude, the country is mired in a war, and your party is falling apart. Pandering to the uneducated may help in the short run, but it’s not good for the nation as a whole — not that anyone associated with the Bush administration seems to care about that.
Denny, I suggest you get someone on your staff to do a little research into the origins of the Christmas tree. I think you’ll find pretty quickly that Mary and Joseph didn’t decorate one while they were timing the contractions. While you’re at it, check out the background of the word “holiday”: Middle English holidai, holy day, from Old English hlig dæg : hlig, holy; see holy + dæg, day; see day. If you’re having trouble finding the information you need, I’m sure Laura Bush can help you; after all, she is a librarian.