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01/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

"I'm Shocked, Shocked", Obama Consorts with Evangelicals

What are all you guys who voted for Obama doing complaining about an Evangelist delivering the invocation at his inauguration? To quote what I wrote in this space in July: Obama has promised "faith-based groups, 'more federal tax money than George W. Bush gave them'".

On July 1st, in a speech to Evangelicals, Barack "called for a 'partnership between the White House and grassroots groups, both faith-based and secular'"... not only did [he] promise to outspend George Bush, but he promised to establish "'a new council for Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships that will be a critical part of [his] administration.' He added that his "Council", in contrast to President Bush's similar group, 'will have a broader role -- it will not be just another name on the White House organization chart -- it will be a critical part of my administration.' He also proclaimed that, 'it [the Faith-Based Group] will help set our national agenda.'"

If Obama's Faith-Based Group is going to help set our national agenda, why can't it have one of its own deliver the invocation? Pastor Rick Warren does oppose abortion and same-sex marriage. I doubt that will make it to President Obama's national agenda, but then again, one never knows , does one, and, if it makes it to the agenda, we can't say he didn't give us fair warning.

No excuse to be shocked now.