The Washington Post's burning question: 'Is Santa a Republican or a Democrat?'

The Washington Post's burning question: 'Is Santa a Republican or a Democrat?'
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Taking advantage of the Christmas season to ask a particularly hard-hitting question, The Washington Post spoke with 12 politicians, political consultants, and pollsters to ask how Santa Claus would vote.

Eight respondents, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, claimed Saint Nick for the GOP — though not always for flattering reasons. Jim Margolis, an Obama consultant, said Santa is a Republican because he is "out of shape, obsessed with red, employees required to work day and night, addicted to coal." Just three responses pegged Santa as a Democrat, and one labeled him as an independent because he "insists on accountability and engages in surveillance like a Republican and dispenses largesse with no regard for budgets like a Democrat."

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