Radio Listeners Outraged By Rhode Island 'Holiday' Tree
Providence talk show host sounds off
- Duration 4:07
- Date Dec 2, 2011
Providence talk show host sounds off
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Glad to know -- making his way right back up to the -- well we've been telling you about this story now for the last couple of weeks Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee.
Coming under fire after refusing to call the tree in the Rhode Island state house -- Christmas tree -- it's a holiday tree this year.
Yesterday radio listeners in Providence well they continuously called in complaining about the governor's stance.
This isn't that great an absolute disgrace.
I don't even I don't want it seemed like everybody what he got everything.
Or -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Early and get call about how gay -- Anyone what happened plain -- Call that -- -- holiday treat.
That's right yeah joining us -- the radio host on WP RO radio in Providence John DP show good to see it John.
Good to be with you Gretchen we and you -- -- I did it's it's a big story up here because of governor grinch and the CN that he has taken.
And Gretchen I also at a clip the controversy that I saw last night on -- -- Reilly yeah he do C does not look like Lincoln Chafee for the -- he's a very handsome man.
He does not look like governor -- -- -- -- but people are very upset about this so what we're planning on Tuesday.
I is having a flash mob act -- holiday while he's seen a holiday tree lighting but at the Christmas tree lighting.
And Gretchen what's funny you should have again that of people you have the older people that they need to them wanna still seeing OT in a bomb.
You have kind of younger crowd kind of like the Jersey Shore -- they think the words -- -- Christmas tree.
-- branches -- so slamming.
But I just feel that it's really hit a chord with people on a governor that for whatever reason is trying to lock up the easiest voting bloc.
But it's a real insult for those of us that believe in Christmas.
So this flash mob what are you gonna ask people to do it's gonna be Tuesday what time and where should they show up.
While part of it has to be a little bit of a secret that's the success of up last -- but it's gonna be right at the governor's.
Tree lighting ceremony he's calling it the holiday tree but at the right appropriate time whatever that might be.
We -- suddenly a huge group of people right now it's up to about 4500.
It'll probably be close to a thousand by Tuesday night.
Will then do some rendition of all Christmas tree.
Just to be very clear.
You know Christmas it's not a religious argument last that the White House.
You saw President Obama they lit up the White House Christmas tree out and -- know -- know what he's saying that.
Religion Christmas hats to go into the Rhode Island Statehouse the old joke goes people gave up on trying to find three wise than a virgin at the Rhode Island -- a long time ago at.
But that should be even up line being Gretchen couldn't identify that a Green tree with ornaments and a -- and lights that is a Christmas tree.
I'm with yet.
Let's look at -- the Rhode Island governor has to say about it here's a statement use of the term holiday tree is a continuation of past practice and does not represented change of course on my part.
I would encourage all those engaged in this discussion whatever their opinion on the matter to use their energy and enthusiasm to make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow.
Rhode islanders but that's a little disingenuous because for the past eight years before this governor governor your your former governor in fact -- -- it Christmas tree right.
He did -- governor to cheery in the past it has been identified.
As a Christmas tree but beyond that.
For governor cheeky as we call and now governor grinch.
But -- treat this as the C word we're not talking about -- -- you talking about the word Christmas.
In some how try to take that out in change definitions I think that's what has the listeners on my show on WP -- so upset.
All right well as we've been doing all week long -- John we've been asking folks -- -- -- your radio show and they can also contact the governor.
I there's a phone number just in case you -- 40122220.
I hope you have a lot of listeners today John thanks so much good luck with that event on Tuesday.
Good to be with you Gretchen thing.