Amen to Michael Hichborn and ALL. Inviting Barack Obama "sends the wrong message" and is likely to influence Catholics to vote for him. Watch for a photo of Obama and Dolan at the dinner to appear on the front page of the New York Times, Washington Post, and every other liberal rag in the country in a few weeks. Hey, Catholics, he isn't so bad. You have Dolan's permission to laugh it up with this guy for another four years. We know that's not what Dolan wants, but perception is a big part of the story in politics. Besides, in our dumbed down culture how many people just look at the pictures?