The George Bush Easter Bunny
Throughout the years, the George Bush Easter Bunny has gotten a lot of attention. The bunny represents the President of the United States during the holiday season and has become a tradition for many families. The tradition also includes an egg hunt pit, which was first introduced in 1981. Here are some facts about the bunny and his history.
Sean Spicer’s career as a bunny representative
During President Bush’s administration, Sean Spicer moonlighted as the Easter Bunny at the White House Easter Egg Roll. After a brief stint as a White House Easter Bunny, he returned to the role under President Obama.
The Easter Bunny has been a part of the White House Easter Egg Roll for 138 years. The tradition started in 1878 when President Rutherford B. Hayes opened the Executive Mansion’s gates to children. Today, the egg roll is a yearly event that usually draws around 40,000 people.
While Spicer hasn’t confirmed whether he’ll wear a bunny suit to the event, it’s not out of the question. He was once asked to dress up as the bunny for the egg roll, and his answer to that question is that it was “very hot.”
The bunny was officially introduced in the Nixon administration in 1969. Spicer was assigned to dress up as the bunny for a few years and says that his hare-owing past is no secret.
The White House Easter Bunny tradition
Usually a White House staff member dressed in a bunny suit, the Easter Bunny has become a White House tradition. Children’s entertainment has included dance performances, music groups, and readings. It is one of the most high-profile public events at the White House. It has been held on the South Lawn for more than a century.
The Easter Egg Roll began with President Rutherford B. Hayes, who invited egg-rollers to the White House lawn in 1878. A few years later, the event was banned from Capitol Hill by a law, but it eventually made its way to the White House.
The event has been held at the White House on Easter Monday, which has evolved over the years. Former first lady Michelle Obama was a participant in the tradition. She played games with children on the South Lawn of the White House.
The hare’s connection to Ostara
Throughout time, there has been a connection between the hare and Ostara. This connection goes back to ancient cultures. In fact, the origins of Ostara are believed to be in Germanic clans.
Ostara is an ancient Germanic goddess of Dawn, Spring, and fertility. She also represents rebirth. She is celebrated by Wiccans and new-age Norse Pagans. She is also celebrated by some old-way Heathens.
During Spring, hares lay eggs for Ostara. They were also given the ability to lay colored eggs. They were allowed to give them away at Ostara’s festival.
Some ancient cultures believed that the hare is a symbol of the moon. Ancient cultures saw the image of a hare in the markings on the full moon.
The hare became a symbol of female fertility in many European traditions. In particular, the quadruped – with long ears and no tail – was believed to be a guide for spring.
President Obama’s interruption of a press briefing
During the briefing, the Easter Bunny stepped in to make an appearance. The Easter bunny was not the only member of the Easter family to make an appearance. There was also a parade of other critters.
The most impressive of these was the Easter Bunny, er, the Easter Bunny a la Bush, who walked into the meeting room, accompanied by two cheering aides. Bush’s aides included his chief of staff and the aforementioned bunny, as well as the White House Press Secretary. In all, five of the aforementioned aides were present during the briefing, which isn’t a bad number in the modern era.
Despite the interruptions, the president and his crew did their job well. They also managed to impress the media with their impressive knowledge of the latest technology in office supplies.