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POTUS on The View July 26, 2010

Posted by Ken in Uncategorized.

So this Wednesday President Obama will make an appearance on ABC’s The View – ordinarily I wouldn’t be interested, but in reading the re-cap of his appearance as then-candidate Obama, I noticed he said the following when asked about Rev. Jeremiah Wright (his pastor of 20 years at the time):

“I didn’t have a research team during the course of 20 years to go pull every sermon he’s given and see if there’s something offensive that he’s said,” Obama said of Wright. (Source: ABC News)

It apparently never occurred to any of the hosts to ask then-candidate Obama what he was doing in Rev. Wright’s church for twenty years listening to sermons by Rev. Wright and even going so far as naming one of his two books after a sermon by Rev. Wright. Apparently, like his time in the Illinois Senate, then-Candidate Obama was neither for or against Rev. Wright’s sermons – he was merely “present.”

In a way, this reminds me of Rep. John Conyers “why read the bill” defense – Rep. Conyers is famous for not noticing his wife’s bribery activity in his own house and using his staff for campaign purposes, but he recently used his lack of researchers as a defense against reading the bills he’s asked to vote on in Congress.



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