Impeachment ornament won’t be displayed after all. No surprise there.
The nine-inch ball is covered with swirly red and white stripes — and, in tiny glued-on text, salutes the Democratic congressman’s support for a resolution to impeach President Bush. (Also showcased: Washington state’s 1919 labor strike, its suffrage movement and the violent anti-World Trade Organization riots of 1999.) Lawrence sent it off to D.C. in September and was very surprised it was accepted for the tree — and that she was invited to this afternoon’s White House reception for the artists, which she flew to D.C. to attend.
“Apparently, they didn’t read it — or Laura Bush is more progressive than I believed,” Lawrence told us.
Maybe it’s the latter. I always picked up a slightly passive-aggressive bent to the First Lady. Maybe she’s trying to tell her husband something.
(h/t, Eschaton commenter Hesiod)