White House holiday

Passed on by Benita Bendon Campbell, this slide from a show of “2012 Christmas Decorations at the White House”, on Politico yesterday:

The Politico caption says merely:

A tree decorated in bright colors sits in the East Garden Room.

(I would have described the colors as pastel rather than bright, and I would certainly have noted the rainbow color theme — which might yet be seized on by critics as evidence of Obama’s ramming through a pro-gay agenda at every turn.)

The tree is situated next to a bronze bust of Lincoln by Gutzon Borglum (whose most famous work is Mount Rushmore). The National Journal photo display has the more informative caption:

A Christmas tree decorated in a rainbow of colors sits next to a statue of President Lincoln in the East Garden Room of the White House.

(Note: “Christmas tree”. No weaselly “holiday tree” here.)

In any case, I think the tree pairs up nicely with the bold colors of the New Yorker‘s “rainbow White House” (here).

The current inventory of rainbow/Pride postings includes a set of rainbow food images (11/27/12, More rainbow fruit, here) plus at least the following:

Gay flags, 8/6/10: link (rainbow underwear)

Return to rainbow flagwear, 8/21/10: link (rainbow jockstraps)

Rainbow bull, 4/29/11: link (rainbow bull on Mallorca)

NY logos, 6/25/11: link (versions of the Glaser icon, including a rainbow one)

Cultural celebrations, 6/26/11: link (rainbow items at Pride time)

Rainbow commas, 5/10/12: link (UCC ‘s welcoming ministry)

More gay flag, 5/12/12: link (New Yorker cover with rainbow White House)

Flying the flag, 7/5/12: link (flying the rainbow flag)

After the election, 11/10/12: link (Howard Roffman photo amended with gay flag stickers)


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