Obama transcends nothing
Since you are gracous enough to check into this Web log, I will give you a heads-up: In tomorrow's (Thursday's) column in the newspaper I will have some penetrating things to say about Barack Obama and his relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, snippets of whose sermons many of us have been savoring, or not savoring, on YouTube.
Not to keep you in suspense, my take is that Obama suffers from a disconnect as fascinating as the disconnect we discovered in Eliot Spitzer, and that his damage-control speech on Tuesday, while an excellent speech, did nothing to change reality.
The woeful reality is that the Rev. Wright is a race-baiting demagogue along the lines of Louis Farrakahn, and Barack Obama and his wife were proud parishioners of his for 20 years. Who'd a-thunk? as they say.
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