Governor Rick Perry recently put out a campaign ad in which he suggested that there was a "war on Christmas" and that President Obama is waging a "war on religion" in general.
You don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know that there’s something wrong with this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. ... As president, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion and I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage.
If it's true that there is some kind of "war on Christmas", as evidenced by the usage of the word "holiday" rather than the word "Christmas" during December, then Rick Perry is a soldier in that war. I have searched the archives at the official website, "Office of the Governor, Rick Perry, at http://governor.state.tx.us/ for Christmas messages and found only one message - from 2007 - in which Christmas was mentioned. Here are some of the announcements and videos, including one holiday written by Perry as Texas Commission of Agriculture, dating back to 1992:
1992 Holiday message (as Texas Commission of Agriculture):
2002: Holiday tour of Governor's Mansion announced:
2003 Holiday card:
2004 Holiday tours of the Governor's Mansion announced:
2005: Seems to have ignored Christmas and all holidays altogether (no record of any holiday address)
2006 Holiday tour of Mansion:
2008 Holiday address:
2009 Holiday address, no mention of God at all:
2010 Holiday address:
Clearly, if there is a "war on Christmas", Governor Rick Perry is the one waging it!