From The Hill:
White House: Openly gay athletes in Olympics delegation highlight US diversity
By Justin Sink | December 18, 2013
A White House spokesman said Wednesday that the selection of its presidential delegation to the Olympics — which features two openly gay female athletes — was intended to highlight the nation’s diversity… "In the selection of this delegation, we are sending the message that the United States is a diverse place," White House press secretary Jay Carney said.
Actually, if Obama really wanted to ‘highlight diversity’ he would send along the Duck Dynasty patriarch. But diversity is the last thing the left wants.
By the way, will Obama send some gays to negotiate with the Iranians, to make a similar point?
The delegation includes tennis champion and gay rights activist Billie Jean King and hockey player Caitlin Cahow, both of whom are openly gay.
Obama is also sending Janet Napolitano, to really drive home his message.
Carney sidestepped questions about whether the administration’s decision not to send a member of the first family or a former president to Sochi was intended to rankle Russian President Vladimir Putin. "The president’s schedule does not allow him to travel to Sochi," Carney said.
He must have a busy golf weekend planned.
Last week, Human Rights First sent a letter to Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett arguing “the selection of the members of the official U.S. delegations for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics is an important opportunity to signal to Russia and the world the priority the Obama administration places on equality and human dignity…
If Mr. Obama really cares so much about sending signals about equality and human dignity, he wouldn’t have shaken hands with Raul Castro.