The New York Post’s Liz Smith takes aim at Fox and Friends for “politicizing” Santa Claus….
But then Santa stopped over to visit the “Fox & Friends” merry morning crew. It was all very ho-ho-ho until Brian Kilmeade asked, “And so Santa, are you a Republican or a Democrat?” Santa replied that he was indeed a Republican, and then pointed to some decorations on his chest, which he said indicated “courage.” I’m sure Santa wasn’t implying that Democrats aren’t courageous. And he was probably just being polite to the Foxies. Santa was likely surprised to be drawn into a partisan discussion. (I was afraid that perhaps somebody was going to suggest not delivering presents to the children of Democrats!)
Still, I’d love to know what Santa would have said to Jon Stewart.
UPDATE: Johnny Dollar emailed in to note that this particular “Santa” was the official White House Santa and that a “regular” Santa was on the show later on. Smith left those details out of her attack. Still, the question in my mind is why is the White House Santa on at all and why does the White House Santa have to politicize anything? There’s already enough politicization of Christmas as it is along religious lines. Do we have to politicize the secular version as well?