Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wright & Wrong

I don't know if any of you are following the whole Barack v. Wright brouhaha that's going on. Personally, I'm trying to ignore it. I'm trying to ignore as much of the election as possible, for that matter.

Today, though, Eugene Robinson wrote an op-ed piece that really hit me and I thought, "Yes." So here's a little bit for you and then a link to the rest.

Is it November yet?
We all have our crosses to bear. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright has become Barack Obama's.

I'm sorry, but I've had it with Wright. I would never try to diminish the service he performed as pastor of his Chicago megachurch, and it's obvious that he's a man of great charisma and faith. But this media tour he's conducting is doing a disservice that goes beyond any impact it might have on Obama's presidential campaign.

The problem is that Wright insists on being seen as something he's not: an archetypal representative of the African American church. In fact, he represents one twig of one branch of a very large tree.
To read more click here.


Da Old Man said...

This must be the longest, most expensive election race in history.

I found the piece very enlightening. TY

Joan said...

Good read - thanks