Is Hillary a Wiccan? McCain a Zoroastrian?

I’m pretty late getting to the whole “Is Obama a Muslim?” controversy, but just a quick thought…

Can anything be a story these days?

Insight magazine, published by The Washington Times, runs an “article”: saying that Hillary Clinton thinks Barack Obama may be hiding his secret Muslim past. Then Fox News picks it up and CNN investigates.

Obama has already acknowledged he attended a mostly Muslim school in Indonesia. And now he belongs to a United Church of Christ congregation in Chicago.

So he’s a secret Muslim, posing as a Christian and going to church on Sunday?

And Hillary’s team leaked this? To make themselves look like fools?

Here’s the real question: How is The Onion going to top this?

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.