Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Grinch returns Christmas


The Christmas spirit has returned to Sea-Tac Airport. The Port of Seattle, which had been battered internationally for removing 14 Christmas trees last week in response to a rabbi's threat of a federal lawsuit, began reinstalling the displays Monday night.

The decision came shortly after Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky told port officials that his organization would not file the suit to get an 8-foot menorah added to the public display, ending a flap that Port Commissioner Alec Fisken said made Seattle "an international joke."

I was not immediately against the rabbi's request. A menorah would have been a nice addition. The airport's overreaction to the request was just ridiculous, as is it's name for the trees. It's "Christmas tree", not "holiday tree".

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