PALIN ENTERS THE CHRISTMAS WARS
Now on bookshelves: “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas,” Sarah Palin’s unapologetic book that seeks to preserve the faith in a holiday that has been homogenized, commercialized and stripped of meaningful appeal. “It’s not about one holiday at all. It’s about that little baby wrapped in swaddling clothes who arrived long before hope and change became political manipulations,” the author says.
The Christmas wars persist. The Wausau, Wis., school district, for example, plans entertainment for youngsters “in a manner that satisfies legal and educational requirements,” the local office says. Student choirs must sing “seasonal and Christmas selections that do not involve the celebration of the religious holiday of Christmas.”
An outside lawyer has been called in to conduct an inquiry into “the emotional and political uproar regarding the performance of sacred music,” says the Wausau Daily Herald. The former Alaska governor, meanwhile, has embarked on a 15-city book tour.
“We’ve all — at times — lost sight of the true meaning of the season,” Mrs. Palin says. “But there are many people who haven’t merely lost, misplaced, or forgotten the true meaning of Christmas, they’re trying to actively target it to destroy it. And these true Scrooges have a frightening amount of power.” for the Republican party,” former Vice President Dick Cheney recently told RT American host Larry King.
“I remember Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller, or Gerry Ford and Ronald Reagan. We’ve often had divisions in the past, and frankly, my experience with the tea party is this. The vast number of people who identify themselves as such are basically conservative Republicans who are just fed up with what’s happening in the country. They’re pretty much united in their opposition and hostility to the present administration,” Mr. Cheney said.
“We want them in the party. I don’t want to see the tea party go spinning loose in some third-party movement. I think we need to be big enough as a party and broad enough in our thinking so that folks who are conservative, who believe in fiscal discipline, who are opposed to the expansion of government power and believe deeply in the Constitution are welcome in the Republican Party,” Mr. Cheney concluded.
“Good Tidings and Great Joy,” Sarah Palin’s book that seeks to preserve the faith in Christmas, which she says has been homogenized, commercialized and stripped of authentic appeal.