Obama's campaign issued a memo to its staff asking them not to wear green on his Jordan/Israel tour. Coming after the incident where the veiled Muslim women were asked to move from their seats so that they would not appear on screen, this is another instance where I am reminded of the double standards in American politics. What bothers me is that Obama seems only too wiling to play on these ridiculous terms. Now, I am not trying to pull a Jesse Jackson here but with every added attempt to pander to conservative voters, at the risk of alienating other demographics, I can't help but wonder where integrity fits into this whole farce aka '08 presidential elections.
And in case you are wondering, it is of equal importance that Politico broke both these stories. More to come on that in future posts.
UPDATE: Racialicious has a post on the blog conversation that occurred over Obama and Islam.