I called attention last week to Rick Perry's ad in which he charges President Obama with conducting a "war on religion." Below, I print the text of the President's remarks at the annual "Christmas in Washington" concert last night. Tell me, Gov. Perry, is this what a war on religion looks and sounds like?
7:31 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you very much. (Applause.) Good evening. Thank you. Thank you. Everybody, please, have a seat.
Good evening, everybody. I just want to start by thanking all the folks who have joined us at the National Building Museum. Let’s give it up for our host, who also happens to be the host of the best late night show on TBS, Conan O’Brien. (Laughter and applause.) And I want to thank all the spectacular artists and choirs and glee clubs who have made this such a spectacular evening. Please give them a big round of applause. (Applause.)