To think this douchebag used to be an elected Republican. What a tool.
“Yes. Let’s be accurate, now. Let me finish,” said Chafee. “When the holiday season approached, they said what do you want to do in the State House. My instructions were very simple: Do whatever the previous governor did. No more, no less. Just do what they did. And that is what we did.
“And the previous governor called it a holiday’s tree,” said Chafee. “That was the tradition.
“I don’t know whether it goes back before him, the governor that preceded me, Gov. [Donald] Carcieri [R.]. Some say it goes back to the governor before him, Gov. [Lincoln] Almond [R.],” said Chafee. “But this has been the tradition of Rhode Island. I didn’t change anything.”
CNSNews.com asked: “And what in your view is Christmas?”
“Well, obviously,” said Chafee, “it’s a religious holiday.”
“Is it the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ in your view?” asked CNSNews.com.
“Yes, of course,” said Chafee.
“Then why not call it a Christmas tree instead of a holiday tree?” asked CNSNews.com.
“I’m just taking the same program that previous governors have done before me, nothing different,” said Chafee. “If you have a question, ask the previous governors.”
CNSNews.com asked: “How do you respond the Roman Catholic Church, for example, saying that you should call it a Christmas tree?”
What a dick.