White House apologizes to Elisabeth Hasselbeck over Christmas invitation

December 17th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the co-host of the daytime talk show The View, was issued an apology by the White House after she complained of not receiving her usual invitation for the Christmas party there.

Hasselbeck, who is the conservative co-host of the show, had spoken about it during the live taping of the programme.

Maybe I didn”t do enough for the Republican Party this year, Us magazine quoted her as saying on the show.

I love Christmas cards. I love getting them.

There is one in particular that I usually like, and it’’s an invitation to the White House Christmas party. Not the big one but the 20th one down the road that you get the leftovers at the party. I”d be going to that one. No invitation this year, she said.

But it turns out that the White House had every intention of inviting her and her husband Tim to the party, and has apologized that she did not receive the invitation.

Following today’’s live show, Elisabeth received a call from the The White House, and they both had a great conversation, said Karl T. Nilsson, the executive publicity director of The View.

The President’’s office apologized and explained that she and her husband were indeed invited to the White House for Christmas and were sorry that it did not arrive. It was simply an oversight.

Both Elisabeth and Tim are hoping to make plans for a visit to the White House in the early New Year, he added. (ANI)

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