Somewhere between an internet conspiracy and politics as usual
In the end, all I can say is that the internet is both the best police force going and the most fertile breeding ground for rumor since the party line.
Towelroad repots that Obama team says it intended the prayer to be broadcast. and may do so at the inaguration itself, though this is not confirmed. HRC says the same, with less deets. (Their post was written earlier, and they are not Towelroad.) HBO says they had no idea or they would have made sure they broadcast it. Obama team says uh-huh you did so.
I can see it being accidental. But it’s an unfortunate accident, and I think Obama needs to quit mincing around the gay issue and quit taking steps backwards like Warren. Yes, it’s lovely that we are having a new President, and no, I’m not trying to rain on the parade of anyone who is in euphoria. But let’s remember that just because Bush lowered the bar to "thank God he’s not a complete incompetent dickhead" doesn’t mean Obama gets a free pass. I’m sorry, but where I come from, when you do well, you just get asked to do more and do it better. And none of us are even President of the United States of America.
I think including the prayer is a baseline, and should have been done anyway. Better still would be to have Robinson at the inaguration itself. For that, I’ll even forgive Warren being there as well.
Not sure why this upset me so much. I think it’s because in 2004 they broke me, these politicians, and now that I have been burned, it takes more than a few cocktails and "yes we can" to get me into bed. I’ve been bright-hearted and full of hope, blindly leaping into the void behind a star. I’m never doing that again.
That said, there’s nothing wrong with a politician trying to get me there anyway. Come on, Obama. Yes, you’re pretty, and you’re so much better than what we had. Now be even better.