Rahm Emanuel's Christmas: Cute and Filling

It's holiday time, and the cards are pouring in.


By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers.

It's almost Christmas, so our friends are sending their cards to Whispers. Just today, we received one from Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff. It's pretty cute, featuring his kids and wife in a summer setting. Better yet, he tells us that, "In the spirit of the season, a donation has been made to the Greater Chicago Food Depository." No, that's not code for Gov. Rod Blagojevich's Senate pay-to-play account.

Another comes from Sen. John Kerry and his wife, Teresa, that features a snowy picture of Boston Public Garden. Theirs is interesting in that it includes a Democratic trademark Rahm's doesn't: a union printing label.

And then there's the very colorful card from PETA, which features a purple deer whose antlers are decorated with songbirds. "Peace Begins With Compassion. Wishing you holiday cheer and cherished moments with those you hold 'deer.'"