Today at the White House, President Obama will honor the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the only team in NFL history to complete an entire undefeated season (the Bears twice went undefeated through the regular season only to lose in the championship game).
But three members of the team- Bob Kuechenberg, Manny Fernandez, and Jim Langer- will boycott the meeting because of disagreements with the President on "real moral compass" issues.
The players say that they feel that they "don't belong" in this particular White House and wouldn't be comfortable going there, but went out of their way to be personally respectful of Mr. Obama and of his office.
I have mixed feelings. In their shoes, I would feel uncomfortable, too. But at the same time, I have a hunch that the distinction between the office and the policies of the man currently occupying it might cause me to go even though it might make me uncomfortable.