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A peek inside last night’s White House christmas reception

By Lisa Zimmerman  

Happy Christmas, and goodbye

Happy Christmas, and goodbye

I went to the White House Christmas reception last night. It was a truly bizarre experience. Everyone seemed to be from Texas. You’d expect some people to be from Texas. But, I mean, everyone was from Texas. Midway through I realised this was meant to be reception for donors, meaning there is presumably another one later in the month for normal people. Anyway, it showed. Republican donors seemed a bit like those famous Japanese soldiers, still fighting the war, ten years after…

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