Category Archives: Laura Bush

>Oh, Tannenbaum!

>[UPDATE]:

Impeachment ornament won’t be displayed after all. No surprise there.

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They really are just going through the motions at the White House these days, aren’t they?

First there was the Christmas-themed Hannukah card, and now we have an impeachment-themed ornament on the White House Christmas tree:

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)

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>Happy Birthday, Laura Bush

>Today is First Lady Laura Bush’s birthday. For her birthday I’d like to send her something new, fresh, youthful and energetic: A president named Barack Obama. Laura Bush has a lot of class, and I’m sure she will appreciate it.

Meanwhile, Obama racks up his first election upset of the day: tiny Dixville Notch, N.H. has voted for a Democrat for president for the first time since 1968. Obama won, 15-6.

Remember: if you vote today, you get free Starbucks, Krispy Kreme and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

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