Monday, April 28, 2008

Pandering at the Pulpit Pays Well

In D.C. appearance, Jeremiah Wright remains controversial."

David Axelrod, the chief strategist for Barack Obama, gets credit for understatement of the month with his comment on MSNBC this morning before the Rev. Jeremiah Wright wrapped up his media blitzkrieg of the last few days with an appearance at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

To the extent that voters attribute to Obama statements and opinions that aren't his, Axelrod said, "it's obviously not helpful."

---- Wright has reappeared for 2 simple reasons. Anger, because Obama threw him under the bus. And ego, because he liked the national media attention. While Wright performs as well as any televangelist could, he is now angry, because folks have, he says, attacked him and his former church.

Politics from the pulpit.

My favorite from Wright is that rich white men control America, ergo must be to blame for all the nation's ills. American policy, etc. not that war mongering policy is new, it's the norm for America. And I've no problem with the truth of the statement. Rich white men do control America.

It's my favorite because Wright says this with a pious righteous face - and then, thanks to the church's retirement package, he moves to his gated 10,000 square foot $1.6 million home in Tinley Park - ample space to house his anger and ego, and where 98% of his neighbors are "rich white men."

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