President Obama is going to India early next month, presumably to tape a cameo on the Bollywood version of MythBusters. Barry was planning on visiting the Golden Temple, a renowned Sikh shrine, while he was there, but then his people heard he would have to wear a head covering to go in there. Whoops! The event is now canceled because administration officials do not want to give Teabaggers a new cover photo for Obama Is a Muslim magazine. But couldn’t he just wear a White Sox hat, you ask? The New York Times heard you. “Baseball caps are not considered appropriate,” they say. This gold mosk hates America. The president of the United States should always let his fear of what mouth-breathing bigots say about him on the Internet dictate his decisions, so this is a good call.
H. S. Phoolka, a prominent Sikh lawyer in New Delhi, said he was disappointed that Mr. Obama would not visit the temple.
“We have worked so hard to establish in America that Sikhs have a very different identity than Muslims,” Mr. Phoolka said. “It is very unfortunate that even the White House is conveying the message that there is no difference between Muslims and Sikhs.”
Well maybe you shouldn’t go around looking like Muslims, sir. Haven’t you considered that? Our president does not want to look like a Muslim ever again, so he will not wear your costume. Can you imagine America’s head of state wearing anything other than Christian clothes? That would be blasphemy.
Last year Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, also visited the temple.
WAIT, CANADA HAD THE BALLS TO DO THIS? Put on that turban and get in that shrine, Obama. Teabaggers will respect you even less if you let Canada show you up.
Plus, you know, Obama administration, they already have a perfectly good photo of the president wearing a turban, so perhaps you could just go to this thing and not let the threat of their Internet chatter make your decisions for you this time? [NYT]