Christmas Tree Renamed in Rhode Island

It's not a Christmas Tree anymore, says Governor Lincoln Chafee in Rhode Island. He's naming the state's tree a Holiday Tree.

Chafee insists he's just respecting the state's history as a place respectful of all religions.

I wonder if he'd refer to a Menorah as Holiday Candles.

Calling the 17-foot-tall spruce a holiday tree is in keeping with Rhode Island's founding in 1636 by religious dissident Roger Williams as a haven for tolerance, where government and religion were kept separate, independent Gov. Lincoln Chafee said.

As you can see, Chafee isn't all that bright. But what he lacks in sparkle is offset by his devotion to the Soviet vision.