"By attending the National Prayer Breakfast, elected leaders lend legitimacy to an organization whose ideas and practices are antithetical to the American ideals of transparency and high ethical standards. As a result, CREW strongly urges you to decline to attend the breakfast and to ask those in your caucuses to do the same."—Melanie Sloan, Executive Director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), in a letter (pdf) exhorting President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Minority Leader John Boehner to skip The Family's National Prayer Breakfast this week.
I'm going to go ahead and guess this will be another round of: Sure, it pisses off progressives when Dems attend, but we've got to pander to the ringwing, and, hell, where else are the lefties gonna go har har?
Still, kudos to CREW for laying out the case so splendidly and expecting more.