NPR’s Nina Totenberg apologizes on Inside Washington for saying the word Christmas:
I want to say one thing about the budget that didn’t get passed, the omnibus bill. You know, we talk a lot about – we just passed this huge tax cut in part because business said, you know, we have to plan, we have to know what kind of tax cuts we have. Well, these agencies, including the Defense Department, don’t know how much money they’ve got and for what. And I was at – forgive the expression – a Christmas party at the Department of Justice and people actually were really worried about this. These are law enforcement people don’t know exactly what kind of money they can spend for what.
Really, this is pathetic. Has the word Christmas become such a dirty word that she actually has to say ‘forgive the expression’? Geez. I bet she wouldn’t have apologized for using the words ‘Ramadan party’.