Selected Pete

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

Is Oprah More Presidential Than Barack Obama?

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The LA Times “Top Of The Ticket” did a piece on Oprah’s declining ratings after she began her public endorsement of Barack Obama.  This is an interesting bit of side news, but the most important tidbit was offered much further down (a common occurrance there at the Times):

We heard only that she left the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ several years ago, reportedly over some of his more militant sermons that Obama says he never heard.

So what does this have to do with being presidential?  Just a little bit, if you take into account why you go to church at all.  It also counts for something when you refer to someone as a mentor.  The controversial Jeremiah Wright has been a mentor and friend to Obama for a very long time now.  When asked about his relationship with Wright, Obama distanced himself appreciably from the most offensive of Wright’s ridiculous statements and claims(the bomb that only kills Arabs and Blacks was a really good one), but evidently they were not so offensive that Obama would leave the church…as did Oprah.

Oprah figured it out, and got out.  Why did Barack Obama stay?  He would have sounded so much more credible as he backtracked a couple of weeks ago if he had taken the same action (the only right action) as Oprah.  With this type of comparison in place, I just can’t take this man seriously.



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April 14, 2008 at 6:14 am

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  1. […] if he had been involved in such a ridiculous and fruitless waste of money.  As I mentioned before, Oprah Winfrey appears to be much more presidential than Barack Obama in many ways because she at least figured out what Jeremiah Wright was all about and “made the […]

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