Another Reason to Simply Trade Out the Holiday Season for a Three-Week Orgy

Three sentences.

Bud Williams, city councilor in Springfield, Mass., stood in the court square earlier this week and participated in a holiday tradition.

“Jesus is the reason for the season,” Williams said at a Tuesday ceremony, according to

His remarks wouldn’t really be notable, except that Williams was speaking at a menorah lighting ceremony, to mark the beginning of Hanukkah.

Sarah Larimer of the Washington Post tries to explain those sentences for us. Nor do we envy her the task.


Larimer, Sarah. “‘Jesus is the reason for the season,’ politician says. At a menorah lighting ceremony for Hanukkah.” The Washington Post. 18 December 2014.

A Title in Lieu of a Really Awful Pun

Read. Chuckle. Laugh, groan, cry, rage, whatever.

Jessie Opoien of The Capital Times explains the soul-cringing punch line:

WisconsinIn an undated letter unearthed by the liberal group One Wisconsin Now during the August release of documents from the first of two John Doe investigations related to the governor, [Wisconsin Gov. Scott] Walker responded to a letter from Milwaukee attorney and chairman of the Wisconsin Center District Franklyn Gimbel.

Walker told Gimbel his office would be happy to display a menorah celebrating “The Eight Days of Chanukah” at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, and asked Gimbel to have a representative from Lubavitch of Wisconsin contact Walker’s secretary, Dorothy Moore, to set it up.

The letter is signed, “Thank you again and Molotov.”


Opoien, Jessie. “The political pitfalls of cultural crossover: Scott Walker edition”. The Capital Times. 10 December 2014.

See Also:

Walker, Scott. “Letter to Franklyn Gimbel”. (n.d.) 10 December 2014.