Bush’s Chanucah mix-up

By Simon Round, December 4, 2008

The White House has got its seasonal holidays mixed up. Again.

Last year, President George W Bush and his wife, Laura, wished Jews a happy Rosh Hashanah a week early. This year the Bushes sent out Chanucah invitations to American Jewish leaders that included a Christmas tree on the card. The message reads that the couple “requests the pleasure of your company at a Chanucah reception”, written beneath an image of a Clydesdale horse hauling a Christmas fir along the snow-dappled drive to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And, no, it is not a Chanucah bush. A close look at the wagon reveals the message “White House Christmas Tree 2008”. In the background, the White House windows are festooned with Christmas wreaths.

Last updated: 12:15pm, December 4 2008