Wright seems to have emerged from the shadows of the bus only to place another kick square in President Obama's crotch. Not that I am one to complain but why wasn't the media covering Wright's vitriolic statements when it would have made a difference? You know, um, like before he was elected president.
In any case the Associated Depressed is reporting the following:
NEW YORK (AP) - The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, said in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that he is "toxic" to the Obama administration and that the president "threw me under the bus."
In his strongest language to date about the administration's 2-year-old rift with the Chicago pastor, Wright told a group raising money for African relief that his pleas to release frozen funds for use in earthquake-ravaged Haiti would likely be ignored.
"No one in the Obama administration will respond to me, listen to me, talk to me or read anything that I write to them. I am 'toxic' in terms of the Obama administration," Wright wrote the president of Africa 6000 International earlier this year.
"I am 'radioactive,' Sir. When Obama threw me under the bus, he threw me under the bus literally!" he wrote. "Any advice that I offer is going to be taken as something to be avoided. Please understand that!"
Everything Wright notes is accurate to within six decimal places. I wonder why it's only being reported now? Wright was toxic during the campaing but the media saw fit to throw up the lead shields rather than expose the nation to the radioactive truth. Now we are suffering a bad cause of Obama related radiation sickness.
The White House didn't respond to requests for comment Monday about Wright's remarks. Several phone messages left by the AP for Wright at the Trinity United Church of Christ, where he is listed as a pastor emeritus, were not returned. Wright's spokeswoman, his daughter Jeri Wright, did not immediately comment on the substance of the letter.Of course the White House did not respond; they have cut ties with Wright publicly. The question that lingers now as then is: How much of Wright's philosophy did Obama absorb through osmosis? The public relationship is obviously problematic and Obama has rejected Wright publicly but has he rejected years of Wright's philosophy?
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