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Fully, we didn't expect for The Big O to pop up on our IDOTW radar until after he took office, perhaps due to some gaffe, or other, in the First 100-days, or some major policy mess down the road.
And we held out over the weekend, waiting, hoping, some other twit would come along, proving themselves IDOTW-worthy.
Dick Cheney, going on his victory tour, blabbing away about torture and stomping on The Constitution like he had dipped into the Christmas punch a little to much is in a league all by itself.
And that's part of the whole, on-going Bush Legacy Project, which we anticipate tackling between now, and when The Bush Grindhouse folds its' tent next month.
No, the choice of super-evangelist Rick Warren, for the Inaugural Invocation, rings the IDOTW bell for Obama.
And, it was just two-weeks ago, Rick Warren was our IDOTW!
First-and-foremost, and going with the whole "change" thing, we thought this bright, Ivy Leaguer would have looked at this aspect of the Swearing-In Show, remembering our thing about "the separation of church and state" and announced that he was going to run another one of those "I'm From Kansas" videos, to warm up the crowd, or maybe a new one, a montage of the history of the country, building up to a cacophonous crescendo, right to the exact moment, cutting in live, of Obama and Chief Muckity-Muck Roberts hitting their marks, Obama lying his hand down on the bible, with the backdrop of red, white and blue fireworks.
But, no, we get the Saddleback carny entering, stage right ... Make that entering, stage extremely far right, continuing his hustle of the networks, that he's the Big Cheese Bible Thumper these days.
And the networks are buying it, as we've heard, more than a few times, of Warren being referred to as "America's Pastor" which, I guess, is kind of like when the Dallas Cowboys were "America's Team", expect we drop the busty, scantily-clad cheerleaders for the Purpose Driven hustler.
If the Right Wing Jesus Freaks are in the middle of some kind of Hatfield-McCoy war, on who God is whispering to, let'em fight it out, but maybe, they can do in that infamous Saddleback Cone of Silence.
With Obama giving Warren center-stage, on his own, mega-big day, that seems like a pretty big chip to be tossing into the pot.
As, with the inclusion of Warren on Jan. 20th, he's kicking the LGBT supporters away from the table.
After all, comparing homosexuality to incest and child molestation, like, that wouldn't be offensive to anyone.
Yeah, Yeah ... This is the "reaching across the aisle" thing ... "Bipartisanship" ... Of sitting down with our enemies and talking, working through to find common ground ... Blah, Blah, Blah
It's really great that our next president likes to mix it up, that he's not afraid to step in shit, and then, clean his own shoes ...
But, Rick Warren?
America's Pastor? ...
Please, Shoot Me!
Last week, on Countdown', Keith Olbermann talked with Rob Boston, of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Boston summed it up with a killer line;
Well, Warren, to me, is—he has a great P.R. machine. And he has people thinking he‘s a moderate, but he‘s really just Jerry Falwell in a Hawaiian shirt. And we don‘t need that again. You know, with the sort of passing of the guard of some of the old religious right leader, some of them have died, others of whom are sort of in semi-retirement, a lot of us are hoping for a more moderate religious voice to come to bear. And we‘re not getting that.Jerry Falwell in a Hawaiian shirt ...
Well, whether or not President-Elect Barack Obama wears Hawaiian shirts, he's wearing The Garlic's "Ignorant Dolt of the Week" crown.
And both these guys are big-time, PR-savvy ...
Can't we see a "schedule conflict" or, some other excuse pop up, knocking Warren out-of-the box?
C'mon Guys! ... Get a glove! ... Get in the game, here!
Bonus Obama-Warren IDOTW Riffs
YouTube - Warren: The Bible says that God puts government on earth to punish evildoers
YouTube - Rick Warren Endorses Prop 8
YouTube - RIck Warren on gays, their immaturity and desire for multiple partners
Brilliant at Breakfast: Sorry, President-Elect Obama, you blew it big time with this one
Attytood: R-E-S-P-E-C-T...find out what it means, Barack
Joe Sudbay (DC): Rick Warren is a major fail and a total affront
Blue Texan: In a Surprising Development, Barney Frank Objects to Incest Accusations
Joan Walsh: Disappointed by Rick Warren
Mike Madden: How the hell did Rick Warren get inauguration tickets? Barack Obama knows liberals are upset he picked the conservative evangelical preacher to pray at the inauguration. And he doesn't care
Think Progress: Warren’s church removes anti-gay statements from website
John Aravosis (DC): Rick Warren pulls anti-gay language from his Web site
TowleRoad: As Obama Bakes, Rick Warren Controversy Simmers
Pam Spaulding: Lowery, Rhue speak out on Warren debacle; Saddleback homophobe to keynote at King Memorial Service
Monday, December 22, 2008
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