At Ehell we’re not afraid to confront etiquette faux pas committed in the name of politics but it’s not a topic that usually appears here. But I received so many submissions for the following “story” that ignoring it did not seem to be an option. So, for your consideration, I give you the…..
Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?
Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.
Hmmm…not since Newt Gingrich’s extravagant (and greedy) registry for his third wedding went online viral have I seen a more tackier use of a registry by a politician. Veteran Ehellions recognize every wrong thing about this….1) Weddings are not fundraisers regardless if it benefits the happy couple or some political campaign or cause. 2) Registries exist to suggest gift ideas to inquiring guests. There is no “asking”, aka “directing”, guests for specific gifts as if one expected to receive the very things one has registered for.
The worst, imo, is the politicization of a private celebration such as a wedding which should be a solemn occasion free of any entanglements to a particular political party or cause. I prefer to not be placed in the awkward situation where my acceptance of the invitation is a tacit endorsement of a candidate.