bah, humbug!

You know I love my homestate Texas, but this wahoo is just a little too much.

The speaker of the Texas House of Representatives is under fire and having his Lone Star State pride questioned, all because he decorated the House floor with a giant made-in-China plastic Christmas tree.

The state’s tree growers are up in arms and crying ‘Bah Humbug’ over the 15-foot polyvinyl chloride tree that Speaker Tom Craddick, a Republican from the west Texas town of Midland, had installed on the House floor.

They have supplied the State House with free trees and are ready to bring in a Texas-grown tree to replace the plastic model.

“I think people can deduce for themselves about what it means to have a plastic Christmas tree from China in the Texas State House,” said Lanny Dreesen, a spokesman for the Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association.

No, don’t get me wrong but I think it says they don’t want to mess with a live tree that makes a mess.

3 Responses to “bah, humbug!”

  1. Texas T-Bone
    December 8th, 2003 15:00

    I do think too big a deal was made out of this. But most of politics is symbolism with very little substance. The appearance of being anti-Texas or pro-Chinese didn’t set well with some of the bubbas.

  2. jhawk
    December 8th, 2003 18:25

    He should tell them he bought the tree in Oklahoma too. That’ll really set ‘em off.

  3. backgammon pieces
    April 4th, 2005 21:14

    backgammon pieces
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