‘It’s Still By The Book’

I have a brief opinion piece in the Guardian about the hoopla surrounding Keith Ellison’s swearing-in ceremony today. A snippet:

Ultimately, however, Keith Ellison was not elected in order to represent Muslims, but in order to represent Minnesotans, regardless of their faith. So I hope that, once the curiosity has waned, the media will remember this important fact. I hope they will let him attend to his work, just like any other Congressperson. I hope they won’t go to him every time they need a sound bite on American Muslims, or, worse, on Islamic fundamentalism. I hope they just leave him alone.

You can read it all here.