Maddow slaps down Palin over Obama Christmas cards

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 23:32 EDT
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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night mocked Sarah Palin for criticizing President Obama’s Christmas cards.

The cards showed a picture of Bo, the Obama family’s dog, near a fireplace in a decorated room. Palin told Fox News that the cards were “odd” because they highlighted Obama’s dog rather than traditions like “family, faith and freedom.”

But Maddow pointed out that former Presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan sent out Christmas cards that did not highlight Christmas as well. One of Bush’s Christmas cards included his dogs, too.

“Turns out almost every White House Christmas card features some picture of the White House,” Maddow remarked. “Of a room in the White House — or dogs.”

“Which is not a source of outrage to Fox when another president does it, but it is a source of outrage to Fox and Governor Palin when this president does it.”

She then went on to show pictures of the Christmas cards sent out by the Fox Business Network and Fox News, neither of which were very “Christmasy.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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