Richard's Xmas Spirit
On the December 13, 2002 editon of CNN's American Morning with Paul Zahn, Richard checked in with the Cherie Blair/Con Man scandal and had this Xmas story to share as well.
CAFFERTY: Well, and that's the way it should be. I mean, you know, maybe she didn't know about this guy. You know, cut her [Cherie Blair] a break here. Let's don't be so harsh. It's the season to be jolly, Richard. Chill out a little bit.
QUEST: No, it's not. Santa is dead!
CAFFERTY: This is the story of the Reverend Lee Railfield (ph), who was giving his sermon to a group of youngsters at their Christmas carol service. And he basically -- he thought he was being funny. He basically said it was impossible for Santa Claus to deliver 90 million presents, the reindeers would have to travel up 3,000 times the speed of sound, they would implode, Santa would destroy himself with four million pounds of pressure, and it would all be a disaster.
The children went home in tears. The reverend is having to write to every family and say, "sorry."