I’m still annoyed at Obama’s “diversity” justification re: giving Rick Warren such a prominent role in the inauguration.
Warren leads the fourth largest church in America. It’s not like Warren and his supporters don’t already have a seat at the table in America.
If Obama was in earnest about celebrating different view points, and he truly wanted to send a message about “the magic of this country” being “diverse and noisy and opinionated,” I bet Jeremiah Wright is available.
It’d be more poignant and symbolic to give the microphone to someone who actually represents a minority view like Wright than to someone like Warren whose church is hugely popular.
In less sarcastic terms: Obama was forced to dump Wright. Why is a hater like Warren any better?