Quote of the Day

"The person I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago. His comments were not only divisive and destructive, but I believe that they end up giving comfort to those who prey on hate, and I believe that they do not portray accurately the perspective of the black church. They certainly don't portray accurately my values and beliefs. And if Reverend Wright thinks that that's political posturing, as he put it, then he doesn't know me very well. And based on his remarks yesterday, well, I might not know him as well as I thought, either."Barack Obama, throwing Reverend Jeremiah Wright under the bus, for reasons Bob Herbert explains here.

This several-day exchange has been painful to watch. I don't really have anything to say about it other than that, except that I feel quite bad for Obama at the moment. It doesn't matter that I have no particularly affinity for Wright; Obama obviously did—and I can empathize with the gut-twisting feeling of being disappointed and betrayed by someone you once admired.

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