Celebrating Black History Month at the White House
Today's the end of February. I am told that Black History Month is one of President Bush's favorite festivities. This year, the White House commemorated many great moments in the history of black. Among the highlights:
Henry Ford was remembered for his "You can have a car in any color as long as it's black."
Karl Rove had a day dedicated to Black Sabbath.
President Bush got misty-eyed on the day that commemorated the production of the one millionth bottle of Johnny Walker Black.
The White House had a Black film festival featuring "Black Hawk Down", "Black Stallion" and "Men in Black II".
Several days were devoted to black and white TV. (No episodes of "The Honeymooners" or "Superman" were permitted due to their overt gayness.)
Black Country Music was celebrated with tributes to Clint Black and Johnny Cash (Man in Black).
One night, dinner was various dishes featuring black beans.
Power Tool Awareness Week was celebrated with a huge display of Black & Decker products in the House of Representatives.
To remember past hardships, there was a minute of silence in remembrance of the Black Death.
South Dakota had its own day at the White House with a tribute to the Black Hills.
And finally, there was a very special tribute to the people in the Bush administration whose personal histories carry the black heritage: Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.
It was the best Black History Month that I can remember.
Conrad Black visited the White House
as he prepares to become the next pope.