Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Would Jerry PLEASE take a seat?
Unless you are living under a rock, you know that Barack Obama's former pastor Jeremiah Wright has been on a media blitz tour for the last few days. I was actually home yesterday and watched his entire speech and Q & A before the National Press Club. While some of his comments were insightful and even entertaining and on some level I respect his disregard for popular opinion, I really just want him to go sit down somewhere or go back to whatever country he was chillin' in when this story broke. Clearly Rev. Wright could give a rat's behind about Barack Obama and almost said as much. And his statement that he was defending the black church and defending his mother--hogwash. I daresay the right Reverend Wright was out seeking publicity for his new book and really basking in the limelight.
Now don't get me wrong, everyone has a right to free speech and one certainly has a right to defend one's honor. But now? In that manner? When we could actually have an African American president? I don't agree with political pundits much, but I do think the good Reverend threw Barack under the bus, and from the glee with which he held court before the press club, I think it was the Reverend Wright's ego and not necessarily God directing his actions.