"So the government is sending this guy (Imam Rauf) around the world on the taxpayer's dime so that he can round up cash to build that mosque, right? So much for the separation of Church and State that the Left loves so much!"
And that echos what Rivrdog states:
Most of the news on the mosque deal is coming from the White House, what with the President making a statement Friday night, then modifying it Saturday morning, then his press officer issuing a presskit on "what the President really meant" on Sunday.
All of THAT is really just drivel, because something got overlooked here.
OK, 'dawg, you've said that twice now, what got overlooked?
I'm glad you asked, Mister Muse.
What got overlooked was that the President made his initial remarks at a Ramadan dinner hosted by the President in the State Dining Room at the White House.
Yes, the President, who cancelled the National Day of Prayer breakfast at the White House on May 6th, saying something to the effect that hosting religious affairs at the White House was inappropriate for a President to do, seems to have forgotten that in only 3 months, and he just hosted a religious dinner at that same White House.
Not one press outlet has seen this little dichotomy. Not even Fox News, even after I shouted it at my TV set three times.
Most anti-American President EVAH!