The Obamas can't win. Via Matt Drudge, I see that Andrew Malcolm of Investor's Business Daily is complaining that the First Family is overdoing the celebration of Jesus' birth. Can't they tone it down a little bit?
As Americans face a fiscal cliff, the Obamas make do with 54 Christmas treesNot only does wingnut Malcolm think the Obamas are being too Christian, he thinks they're not being green enough:
Amazing how a reelection can reshape an incumbent's thinking about many things. Now safely ensconced in the White House for 49 more months, the Obamas have decorated the place with 54 Christmas trees this year.
Even allowing for the usual Washington excesses with taxpayer money, that's a whole grove of Christmas trees.
"We have 54 trees in the White House," an excited Michelle Obama proudly told visitors the other day. "54! That's a lot of trees."
In fact, the Obamas' 54 trees this year are almost 50% more Christmas trees than last year....
Now, how much carbon do you suppose those 54 trees could be sequestering had they not been chopped by this green president?And it just gets worse and worse:
In addition to 54 Christmas trees, Michelle Obama has overseen the placement of thousands of ornaments in public rooms. Many of the ornaments celebrate the Obama family dog, Bo, who seems to have become the First Family's favorite symbol of Christmas. Other decorations, including on the more prominent trees, were made by children in schools on U.S. military bases.Yes, it's actually come to this: right-wingers are apparently against the children of the troops. And dogs. No word yet on Mom and apple pie, but I'm sure if Barack and Michelle express their support for those two...
UPDATE: I see that this is recycled fauxtrage for Malcolm. (Hat tip: elftx in Balloon Juice comments, and Bob Cesca.)