Here at RedState we may not have anyone in the White House Press Pool, but we have friends who can finagle access for us to tour 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and see the Christmas decorations. Globetrotting photographer Tania Gail made the arrangements, wisely choosing the absolutely coldest freakin’ day of the year for us to stand outside in a wind-chilled security line at the crack of dawn.
After three or four security checks they let me in the White House despite all the horrible things I’ve written and said about its current occupant. First Lady Melania Trump did a fine job Christmasing up the place.
(These are not the greatest of photographs because we weren’t allowed to bring in real cameras, only cell phones.)
Bonus: The University of Pennsylvania Shabbatones a cappella group was there performing Hanukkah music, complete with beat-boxing.