picSo the Democrat governor of Tennessee decided to put a portrait of a Muslim girl on his Christmas card. It’s his card, right? It’s not like I’m going to get one, right?

The problem is that this card is a political statement. After all, in the end everything is political. Heck, my Christmas card in 2002 had a real pretty red, white and blue Christmas tree ball on the front and was imprinted with, “May God Watch Over or Troops in Action and Our Commander in Chief”.

As I said, everything is political —doubly so when it comes from a politician (I’m just not as subtle as the governor).

So what’s Bredesen trying to say? Love your enemy? Muslims deserve Christmas too? Peace, at any cost?

Bredesen tries to explain with this on the back of the card:

While it may seem odd to put a portrait of a young Muslim woman on a Christmas card, this Season reminds us that He loves His children most of all.

Really governor? There aren’t children here that you could have put on your card, as in someone from Tennessee? Perhaps a chronically ill indigent that you kicked off the rolls of TennCare. Or an illegal alien that you wish to have identification so they can continue living here. Or one of the corrupt THP officers that you protect. The possibilities are endless.

Make of it what you will, pandering or political correctness or political blundering. Democrats will forgive and Republicans will cry foul, as is the way of the world.

Of course, it could be what AC at Volunteer Voters says it is, a form of rich white liberal disease called competitive altruism:

What I mean by that is that these men tend to bend over backwards, not to embrace and and celebrate the traditions in which they were raised and through which they have thrived, but they instead, in attempt to show how open-minded and benevolent they are, “reach out” and prop up other culture and faiths.

It is not even to curry the favor or the political power of the minority or foreign culture they embrace. It is essentially a status game they engage in with other elite whites.