Here’s a tricky problem. We all have noticed that at political events, there are people sitting behind the politician that form a backdrop for the event. Most of us know that the campaigns pick the people who sit there, which is a “delicate exercise in demographics and political correctness.”
On Monday, two women were prevented from sitting behind Barack Obama because they were wearing head scarves. Talk about a lose-lose situation. If they let them sit there, everyone thinks Obama is a Muslim, and even start asking questions about what Islamo-fascist terrorist cell is supporting him. If they don’t, Obama is called a cynical politician.
As usual, the answer was to blame the problem on volunteers. According to Obama spokesman Bill Burton “This is of course not the policy of the campaign. It is offensive and counter to Obama’s commitment to bring Americans together and simply not the kind of campaign we run. We sincerely apologize for the behavior of these volunteers.”