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November 29th, 2011 3:23 pm
Santa Becoming a Fiscal Conservative

It’s an old trope that Democrats are the Santa party while Republicans play Scrooge.  But if the experience of this group of veteran Santa Claus impersonators is any guide, it looks like Old Saint Nick is learning the value of managing (economic) expectations.

Fred Honerkamp, a Santa graduate who also lectures at the school, said that he had come up with his own story of an errant elf to in the North Pole explain why children can’t have everything.

He said: ‘It’s hard to watch sometimes because the children are like little barometers, mirrors on what the country has been through.

‘In the end, Santas have to be sure to never promise anything.’

The school has also been advising its pupils on how to deal with such questions as: ‘Can you bring my daddy a job?’

Santa student Tom Ruperd told the New York Times that he tends to guide children towards more realistic gifts and tells them that ‘Santa’s been cutting back too’.

Faced with an impossible question, such as finding a job for a parent, his reply is: ‘Santa specializes in toys, but we can always pray on the other’.

Pray, and work hard to elect government officials who know that the truth told with respect for another’s dignity is a much better gift than empty promises.

H/T: Daily Mail

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