Palin Rips Obama Family Holiday Card

What, did you expect her to like it?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2011 8:42 AM CST
Sarah Palin Rips on Obama Family Holiday Card
First lady Michelle Obama shows a holiday card she made after visiting Christmas arts and crafts workstations, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Is someone a little put out that she didn’t get a holiday card from the first family? Sarah Palin was recently on Fox News criticizing the Obama family’s pic, noting that the card—which features Bo Obama in front of a White House fireplace—focuses on the dog instead of “family, faith, and freedom,” which she finds “odd.” She was also peeved that the card includes no mention of Christmas or even a Christmas tree, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Rather, the card states, "From our family to yours, may your holidays shine with the light of the season." But, Palin complains, Americans appreciate "American foundational values illustrated and displayed on Christmas cards and on a Christmas tree." The card was designed by LA artist Mark Matuszak. In the past, George W. Bush’s cards have included Bible verses, although his also made no direct mention of Christmas in 2008. Bill Clinton’s cards, on the other hand, tended to be more secular, although in 1995 his did include a tree. (More Bo Obama stories.)

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