The Campaign Spot

‘Those were appalling things that that pastor had said about our great country, and to have sat in the pews for 20 years and listened to that…’

Sarah Palin talks to Bill Kristol:

I pointed out that Obama surely had a closer connection to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright than to Ayers — and so, I asked, if Ayers is a legitimate issue, what about Reverend Wright?

She didn’t hesitate: “To tell you the truth, Bill, I don’t know why that association isn’t discussed more, because those were appalling things that that pastor had said about our great country, and to have sat in the pews for 20 years and listened to that — with, I don’t know, a sense of condoning it, I guess, because he didn’t get up and leave — to me, that does say something about character. But, you know, I guess that would be a John McCain call on whether he wants to bring that up.”

I guess so. And I guess we’ll soon know McCain’s call on whether he wants to bring Wright up — perhaps at his debate with Obama Tuesday night.

When Saturday Night Live jokes that Obama would deal with Kim Jong Il by “playing the race card,” I think it’s clear that accusations of racism from the Obama campaign have lost their sting. And if you’re going to be called racist no matter what you do, that really ought to dispel the fear of being called racist, no?

Picture the ad:

Announcer: You know your pastor.

Wright: “No no no! God damn America!”

Announcer: You know your church.

Wright: “No no no! God damn America!”

Announcer: Barack Obama said he didn’t really know him – or those who applauded him.

Wright: “No no no! God damn America!”

Announcer: What are the odds that Barack Obama stays away from Jeremiah Wright for the next four years?

Wright: “No no no! God damn America!”

Announcer: Who would give the invocation at Obama’s inauguration?

Wright: “No no no! God damn America!”

Announcer: If he wins, we’ll have no one to blame but ourselves the next time we hear…

Wright: “No no no! God damn America!”

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