Buck: there is no separation of church and state

In the “you can’t make this up department,” we found this video today on Colorado Pols, provided to them by Think Progress, of Republican senate candidate Ken Buck saying he doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state. The comments were made during a debate late in 2009.

Even more fun, he gets a big applause line by criticizing President Barack Obama for renaming the White House Christmas Tree as the Holiday Tree, which as you will see in a second video of Obama lighting last year’s Christmas tree isn’t exactly true.

Both videos are posted after the jump.

Just to be sure, we also called the White House, where a press aide roundly denied any renaming of Christmas in the White House.

We also checked out www.factcheck.org, which also refuted the renaming of the tree.

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Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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