Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Lingering Cold

A lingering cold the past several days has kept me from blogging, notably about the controversy caused by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright -- Senator Barack Obama's former pastor.

Over the weekend, I saw Rev. Wright in the PBS interview with Bill Moyers. Maybe it was the NyQuil, but he seemed fairly reasonable in that setting. I did not agree with many of his conclusions, but he did come across as discerning.

What a difference a few days make.

Rev. Wright's responses Monday during a Q&A session at the National Press Club were at times offensive and frequently obnoxious. (Beginning at 2:40 in the clip, the reverend reiterates his belief that it is possible that the U.S. government may have spread HIV-AIDS in the Black community.)

Below is video from Tuesday during which Senator Obama disavowed his former pastor:

Video Hat-tip: Andrew Sullivan

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