Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Christmas Inflation

At least it's not taxpayer money.  I wonder if they signed them personally, maybe Rumsfeld helped.  I hope they at least got bulk mail rates.
"The Bushes broke another personal record this year by sending out two million cards, continuing a trend of Christmas card inflation. (The first couple sent out 1.3 million cards in 2003, 1 million in 2002 and 875,000 in 2001. In contrast, the Clintons sent out 400,000 Christmas cards in their last year in the White House.)"
"If you came in and helped out at a county office as a volunteer, you got a card," said Gordon Johndroe, Laura Bush's press secretary. The cards, which this year feature an oil painting of the White House Red Room by Cindi Holt, a Texas artist, are paid for by the Republican National Committee. So far, the committee said, the postage alone has come to $600,000.

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