A Way Out For Obama?
Here's an idea. A reader notes that one of the other Americans honored at Obama's inaugural will be Itzhak Perlman, the great musician and violinist. Rick Warren compared one of Perlman's daughters to someone practicing incest or pedophilia, and argued forcefully that her marriage be nullified. Perlman, for his part, made a moving commercial against Proposition 8 in defense of his daughter's marriage, dignity and humanity.
Would it not be appropriate for Obama to invite Perlman's daughter and her wife to share the podium with her father? If the inaugural is to be inclusive, wouldn't it be a good gesture - and an olive branch to the gay community - to invite a lesbian married couple to the stage?