White House Disputes That Camel on Official Christmas Album Panders To Arabs
The White House is finding itself on the defensive after naming The Inn Door the 2010 Official White House Christmas Album. It seems that some conservatives are going rogue and claiming that an image of a camel on its cover is a symbol of pandering to middle eastern cultures. In fact the image is of Roger the Dromedary who happens to be one of Santa's helpers. Ara, the musician behind the cover says, "It was unintentional. These days its hard to even find a camel that isn't an Arab. I mean, there's a small colony of dromedaries in Australia, but Santa's got more pressing issues than checking camel DNA." The story behind Roger even being on the cover of The Inn Door is revealed in the song "Roger the Dromedary". Overall the album was chosen for the honor based on its joy and spirit inspiring melodies and hooks. It was actually the second place album, but took the honor after Adam Lambert's album was found to be to offensive with it's cover of Santa Claus Kissing Daddy Under the Tree.