Don't Ask Obama and Clinton — They Won't Tell

Before The Two senators (are there any others?) headed south for the week to campaign for black votes in Selma, Hillary Clinton spoke to the Human Rights Campaign on Friday, telling the group she opposes the "don't ask, don't tell" policy her husband adopted for gays in the military. But she didn't want anyone asking about the appearance, because her campaign didn't tell anyone about it.

Just 24 hours after returning from his big moment in Civil Rights country, we learn that Obama un-invited his pastor to give the public invocation at his presidential campaign announcement in Illinois last month the night before the event. Seems Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. of Trinity United Church, Obama's spirtual mentor, may be a bit too controversial because of Afrocentric teachings, visits with Muammar Qaddaffi and an alliance with Louis Farrakhan.

Al Sharpton, who had just crossed the Edmund Pettus bridge with Obama on Sunday, said he hadn't yet spoken with him about this news but he said, "I can see why callers of mine and other clergymen would be concerned, because the issue is standing by your own pastor."

Get ready for that phone call, senator.

When Clinton was asked directly, twice, why she hadn't revealed her plans to address the leadership of nation's most well known gay rights group she said "you'll have to ask my campaign." Really?

Clinton and Obama, who practically played tug-of-war with Rep. John Lewis this weekend — couldn't get close enough to him in Selma — appear to be suffering from guilt of association.

Sometimes it must be easier just to not ask and not tell.