I'm starting to wonder if Barack is going to kick off the Electric Slide on the National Mall after the inaugural. The combination of Joseph Lowery, Aretha Franklin and Elizabeth Alexander is almost enough to make me think this will be somewhere between a grand state function and the Image Awards.
Almost enough to make me forget that Rick Warren will be on the program as well. On the other hand, I would arguably have even more grounds for offense had he brought Eddie Long into the mix so maybe I should hold my fire on this one.
Still at some point I suppose we'll have a discussion about Obama being too ecumenical -- a tent can only be so big before it starts to sag at the seams. Fresh off the defeat of Proposition 8 and Warren's implied slam against Obama when he said that no Christian in his right mind could vote for a pro-choice candidate I think we're approaching the outer limits of postpartisanship. And there's something unsettling about the avuncular tone Karl Rove has been taking, offering congrats and "advice" to the President-Elect. Kind of reminds me of the scene in the movie when the villain appears to be dead only to spring to life and attack once the hero turns his back.
So we need to have that discussion. But not today.
That can wait until after the Soul Train line down Pennsylvania Ave.