Did you get a Christmas card from the president? Barbara Walters did. And she is not happy about it.
I'm no fan of "The View". Mainly because any opposing "view" is not very welcome. But back to Barb.
The White House Christmas card has a seven-line scripture from the Bible. The card, signed by the President and Mrs. Bush, was among a small stack of Christmas cards showcased by Walters on last Thursday’s episode of ABC’s “The View.”
Barbara said: “Usually in the past when I have received a Christmas card, it's been 'Happy Holidays' and so on"
But she could not believe President Bush and the First Lady would send out a “religious Christmas card” with a direct Bible verse from the Old Testament printed inside:
“You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.”
Walters asked, "Does this also go to agnostics, and atheists, and Muslims?"
"Don't you think it's a little interesting,” continued Walters in her questioning, “that the president of all the people is sending out a religious Christmas card?"
The President has done this for the past 7 years! If by "interesting" she means wrong. Then no, it's not interesting. The card, was paid for by the Republican National Committee and closes: “May the joy of all creation fill your heart this blessed season 2007.”
Walters clarified her intention later in the show: "By the way, I don't want to put down the President of the United States and his wife. I think it's very nice that they sent me a Christmas card."
Merry Christmas Barbara!