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David Axelrod Can No More Disown Rev. Wright Than…

While Obama remains in an embrace with Rev. Wright, top Obama adviser David Axelrod was on MSNBC this morning doing plenty of distancing from the reverend’s tour.  “We don’t have any control over Rev. Wright,” Axelrod said.  “Rev. Wright speaks for Rev. Wright…He’s out there doing his own thing…There’s not a thing we can do about it.  It’s a free country and he’s exercising his right to speak.”

Asked whether Wright’s tour hurts Obama, Axelrod said, “To the extent that people impute to Sen. Obama words that are not his, and sentiments that are not his, its obviously not helpful…I have great faith in the American people in their fairness and in their ability to think this thing through for what it is.”

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