Rep. Sanchez in Disneyland on latest Christmas card
U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez knows how to do Christmas cards.
Her wacky annual confections usually feature the Orange County Democrat in a place you wouldn’t picture a congresswoman – say, riding a motorcycle or sitting atop a fireplace – and creatively incorporate her late cat, Gretzky. Original and attention-grabbing, they’ve become a cult sensation in political circles.
This year, however, she’s gone more romantic than ridiculous: The card, sent out on Wednesday, is a picture of Sanchez and her husband, Jack Einwechter, posing in front of the castle at Disneyland. (Gretzky, rest assured, is still included.)
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“There were so many ups and downs this year,” she said. “The country is so divided still, I wanted to make it a positive card.”
Where better than the “Happiest Place on Earth”?
A casualty of that good spirit was the political humor at the center of her “fiscal cliff” and Occupy-themed cards the last two years. It could be back in 2014, however.
“Next year is after an election, so we’ll probably have more fodder,” Sanchez said.
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