Friday, December 04, 2009

They didn't cancel it, just moved it.

Apparently some people really, really love the A Charlie Brown Christmas. And who wouldn't. I'm Jewish and I think its one of the best holiday specials ever made.

But apparently, some people are a little... over enthusiastic. And woe betide the person who preempts their annual viewing tradition.

The mayor of Arlington, TN, is so incensed over the Charlie Brown Christmas being preempted, that he is accusing the President of doing it on purpose.

In fact, he went so far as to say "We sit the kids down to watch 'The Charlie Brown Christmas Special' and our muslim president is there, what a load.....try to convince me that wasn't done on purpose."

Ok, was that necessary? Almost surprised he didn't call President Obama a "our Jewish" president (Barak is Hebrew for lightning). Don't worry, The Charlie Brown Christmas Special is going to be broadcast next week and again on December 15.

And why would he call him a Muslim, when its well known that President Obama has been faithful Christian. Prior to becoming president, he regularly attended services with Reverend Wright. What more could a good Christian conservative want from him?

I mean, its not like the speech was that good (yes, I grade speeches hard.) or that bad (yeah, I give it about C, or in DWTS parlance, a 6). And the position he staked out seemed like the worst compromise possible (yes, let's send troops but lets not give them enough time to do anything constructive except as targets before we pull them out). But apparently he felt the need to cover himself politically that he had to talk to the American people by using an aircraft carrier the Corps of Cadets at West Point as his backdrop.

But let's not worry. Charlie Brown has been delayed. Charlie, Linus and the rest of the bunch will be on this year.

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