The National Review Online is reporting that the Obama campaign approved the leak of a 'private prayer' in Jerasalem, in Obama's Prayerful Stagecraft.
What initially seemed to be a journalistic scoop of dubious moral propriety now seems to be a case of an Israeli paper being played by the Barack Obama campaign. Maariv, the second most popular newspaper in Israel, was roundly criticized for publishing the note Obama left in the Kotel. But now a Maariv spokesperson says that publication of the note was pre-approved for international publication by the Obama campaign, leading to the conclusion that the "private" prayer was intentionally leaked for public consumption
The Obama campaign's showmanship is in large part what has propelled Senator Obama to his party's nomination. However, in this case his showmanship has revealed him as disrespectful and shallow. This is a sacred location and tradition for many people that Senator Obama just exploited for votes. A little respect for other people's faith, culture, and traditions should be a no-brainer for someone who likes promote himself as a citizen of the world.