Acting U.S. Surgeon General Rear Adm. Steven K. Galson has launched the Administration’s first attack in this year’s War on Christmas. The ASG declared that Santa is too heavy to be a good role model, telling the Boston Herald, “It is really important that the people who kids look up to as role models are in good shape, eating well and getting exercise… Santa is no different.” The ASG’s comment comes in the wake of Australia’s war on “hohoho” and made one of us crave, um, cookies. We ask for your opinion, after the jump.
My first though was that, yes, obesity is a problem in this country – but it’s not like we’re hurting for skinny famous people to emulate. Plus, it’s fucking Santa and that whole “bowl full of jelly” is part of the deal! But, then I saw this exemplar of the alternate universe of Santa Clauses and, well, suddenly standing in line at the mall to get my picture taken on Santa’s lap seemed appealing for the first time in two decades.
Luckily, despite this Administration’s War on Christmas Icons, the (Democratic-run) Massachusetts Department of Public Health says that they think Santa’s just fine as he is. But, what’s your opinion?
Hey, St. Nick: Put down the cookie [Boston Herald]