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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Will We Ever Be Rid of This Meddlesome Priest?

posted by on August 13 at 9:54 AM

Jeremiah Wright is a pastor, technically, and not a priest. But still:

The reigning cliché of this election year—that we are in uncharted waters here, without either map or compass—has never been more apt than when it comes to the question of race. In October, Obama’s former pastor, Wright, will publish a new book and hit the road to promote it, an occasion that might well place the topic of Obama’s blackness (along with his patriotism and his candor about what he heard in the pews in all those years at Trinity Church) squarely at the center of the national debate. How Obama handles that moment may determine whether he becomes the next occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Ugh. More at New York.

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Supposedly, he isn't:

I plead the fifth on where the link originated.

Posted by PopTart | August 13, 2008 10:02 AM

whatta dick. He's so greedy he can't wait to publish on 11/5?

Posted by Mike in MO | August 13, 2008 10:04 AM

Is Wright trying to get more people to say how right he is about everything, or is he out to do another "Jackson Live Mic" and say how bad Obama's been towards Black People? To Be a dick or Not Be a dick, that is the question.

Posted by Hamlette | August 13, 2008 10:07 AM

We won't support spine-less NO-Bama and will re-defeat him in November!!! Go Hillary 2012.

Posted by clintonsarmy | August 13, 2008 10:08 AM

Some people are all about themselves.

Which, as you can expect, I have empathy for.

But this is almost as sad as the clueless clintonssouthernarmy.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 13, 2008 10:11 AM

Google "clintonsarmy" and "-slog". Slog's spam filters won't let me post the results.

Suffice it to say they make the word "we" in @4 seem, well, a stretch. Army of one?

Posted by Ziggity | August 13, 2008 10:14 AM

Yeah. Damn that Wright, for not appreciating all Obama's done for him! What a turncoat. Doesn't Wright know the value of loyalty??

Posted by PC | August 13, 2008 10:16 AM

OK, let me be more clear in regard to @1, since no one will probably follow my link anyway. Wright's daughter, speaking on behalf of Wright who is in an African country with spotty internet access, says she spoke with her father and he denies that he's publishing a book in October. Wright will issue a denial when he has better internet access.

Posted by PopTart | August 13, 2008 10:19 AM

@7: Somehow I imagine a similar book by, say, Patti Solis-Doyle would have you singing a different, yet equally self-serving and annoying tune.

Posted by Ziggity | August 13, 2008 10:21 AM

the swift boat fucks just published their book of bullshit on BHO. and it will be at #1 on the NYT bestseller list this sunday.

they just pugged their bullshit machine back in and flipped the switch. this country is a disgrace to the Enlightenment.

Posted by max solomon | August 13, 2008 10:31 AM

Thank you, PopTart! Now, let us see if anyone will pay attention.

Posted by Lawks a Lordy | August 13, 2008 10:31 AM

Gosh I hope you're right Poptart. 'Cause if not, well, what an ass. Couldn't he keep it in his pants for like two months?

Posted by SwissMiss | August 13, 2008 11:19 AM

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