Raj Patel "apologizes" to Obama for a number of presumptuous assumptions about what "change" meant.
A brilliant ironic letter, much in keeping with how I feel about it all.
Happy New Year to All!!!!!
12 hours ago
There was no doubt that Obama, like every president before him, would pick a Christian minister to perform this sacred duty. But Obama had thousands of clergy to choose from, and the choice of Warren is not only a slap in the face to progressive ministers toiling on the front lines of advocacy and service but a bow to the continuing influence of the religious right in American politics. Warren vocally opposes gay marriage, does not believe in evolution, has compared abortion to the Holocaust and backed the assassination of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.