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    Sen. Hillary Clinton has reintroduced the issue of Barack Obama's pastor Jeremiah Wright today. First, she mentioned the controversy during a conversation with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a wide-ranging interview today with Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporters and editors, said she would have left her church if her pastor made the sort of inflammatory remarks Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor made.
    "He would not have been my pastor," Clinton said. "You don't choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend."...
    "You know, I spoke out against Don Imus (who was fired from his radio and television shows after making racially insensitive remarks), saying that hate speech was unacceptable in any setting, and I believe that," Clinton said. "I just think you have to speak out against that. You certainly have to do that, if not explicitly, then implicitly by getting up and moving."
    She repeated her remarks later today during a press conference, and followed them up by saying:
    I was asked a personal question and I responded as to what I would have done... and I feel very comfortable with that. I don't think that's negative."
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    The Obama camp has responded to Clinton's comments:
    "After originally refusing to play politics with this issue, it's disappointing to see Hillary Clinton's campaign sink to this low in a transparent effort to distract attention away from the story she made up about dodging sniper fire in Bosnia. The truth is, Barack Obama has already spoken out against his pastor's offensive comments and addressed the issue of race in America with a deeply personal and uncommonly honest speech. The American people deserve better than tired political games that do nothing to solve the larger challenges facing this country."

    Clinton: Wright "Would Not Have Been My Pastor" - Politics on The Huffington Post


    Link to CNN article: Clinton: Wright would not have been my pastor - CNN.com



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    So Hillary finally comments on Rev. Wright. Does she say, "I know Rev. Wright, my husband had Rev. Wright over to the White House, Rev. Wright is not an anti-American racist and this whole affair has been nothing more than a vicious character attack on an honorable man"? No. Does she say, "Sen. Barack has already addressed that issue and I don't think it would be prudent of me to comment on it"? Nope. Does she make a statement to help put this controversy to bed, to help a brother out, so to speak, to help the DEMOCRATIC PARTY out? Uh-uh. Instead, she uses the situation of her own political purposes. This is just another example of why she gets accused of running a divisive campaign. Even McCain and Huckabee defended Rev. Wright and Obama fairly and honestly, yet all Hillary has to offer is a vindictive, petty jab.

    ď"I think given all we have heard and seen, he would not have been my pastor,"
    She wouldn't want a pastor who preaches self-reflection and trying to be a better person and that God never changes and will always be there for you in times of trouble? Of course, to know that she would have had to watch the extended clips of his sermons that have been available for the past week. It appears she's basing her opinion on those 2 second soundbites played on an endless loop on Fox. Just like she didn't read the NIE report before voting for the war in Iraq. It is pertinent for leaders to base decisions on all available information using sound reason. I'm not seeing a lot of evidence of this coming from Hillary. Is this the person we want leading our country?

    "You don't choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend."
    She does realize, doesn't she, that by making this statement she's declaring open season on her own religious activities. Do we really want to go there?

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    Yes, let's go there.
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    CALM DOWN

    I hold no brief for the Clintons, and have criticized them in his space and elsewhere. And while I'm hesitant to ascribe such reductive motives to other people's political passions, I can't help but think that Andrew Sullivan's loathing of Hillary is predicated upon a deeply-felt misogyny. How else to explain this?
    As the campaign goes on, the more you see who she is. The polling has not damaged Obama as she hoped, so she will now make Rove's and Hannity's strategy hers:
    "He would not have been my pastor," Clinton said. "You don't choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend."
    I'm not a Democrat and I know how vile the Clintons are. But this really is a new low. I think it is becoming a national imperative to defeat the Clintons.
    In case Andrew didn't notice, Obama's relationship with Jeremiah Wright dominated the news cycle for all of last week. People other than those old hobgoblins "Rove" and "Hannity" -- liberals, centrists, and even some of the handful of conservatives whom Andrew hasn't yet denounced as impostors -- have asked perfectly legitimate questions about said relationship (guess they won't be getting an "Yglesias Award" anytime soon). After everything the Clintons have done in almost two decades of public life, this is what Andrew believes to be "a new low?"

    There is no shortage of reasons to be annoyed with the Clintons. But Hillary's blithe statement that a person does not choose his family but indeed does choose his venue of religious worship ought not be one of them.
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    She just doesn't want to talk about Bosnia again, she's scared she might "mispeak" again and add in some attacking aliens or exploding volcanos.
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    ^ or killer shrews.

    I'm calm now. I'm just gonna have to put this woman on ignore. lalala...i can't hear you...

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    Calm Down was the title of the piece, not my own personal comment.
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    You know, if I wasn't already going to vote for Hillary for legitimate reasons, I think at this point I'd be driven to just to spite the media for the constant character assassination. The fact that they can't stand her, and yet she's still standing, makes me cheer a little inside.
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    How is it a character assassination to report what she said?

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    In this case I was referring to Andrew Sullivan's comments about Hillary in witchcurlgirl's article:
    "I'm not a Democrat and I know how vile the Clintons are. But this really is a new low. I think it is becoming a national imperative to defeat the Clintons."
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    ^Oh.

    Notice he says he's not a Democrat, which means he's probably a Republican, which means he's EVVIIILLLLL!

    (Can we at least agree on that?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by purewine View Post
    ^Oh.

    Notice he says he's not a Democrat, which means he's probably a Republican, which means he's EVVIIILLLLL!

    (Can we at least agree on that?)

    Of course!
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