Barbara Walters criticizes President Bush for sending a religious Christmas card
Veteran anchor and present-day co-host of The View Barbara Walters showcased holiday cards received from various public figures including celebrities and royalty. Among these cards was one from the White House signed by President Bush and the First Lady.
"Usually, in the past, when I've received Christmas cards, it's been 'Happy Holidays' and so on," says Walters.
This one, however, has a bible verse printed directly on it:
You alone are the LORD.
You made the heavens, even the highest heavens,
and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it,
the seas and all that is in them.
You give life to everything,
and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
NEHEMIAH 9:6 (NIV)
Asks Walters: "Does this also go to agnostics, and atheists, and Muslims?"
"Don't you think it's a little interesting," Walters also asks, "that the president of all the people is sending out a religious Christmas card?"
"By the way," continues Ms. Walters as she looks away from the camera, "I don't want to put down the President of the United States and his wife. I think it's very nice that they sent me a Christmas card."
This video is from ABC's The View, broadcast on December 13, 2007.