Barack, stop digging. [UPDATED]
For that matter, don't assume that we're stupid.
By Moe Lane Posted in 2008 | Just Plain Rude | Obamafiles — Comments (52) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
[Update]: Tom Maguire is similarly unamused by this attempt to urinate on our boots and call it rain. As is his wont, he has collected quite a few links to demonstrate said lack of amusement.
I understand that you're pretty much just another politician, which means (to quote Stephen King) that you lie when it suits you, but don't be this amateurish about it.
WASHINGTON - White House hopeful Barack Obama suggests he would have left his Chicago church had his longtime pastor, whose fiery anti-American comments about U.S. foreign policy and race relations threatened Obama's campaign, not stepped down.
"Had the reverend not retired, and had he not acknowledged that what he had said had deeply offended people and were inappropriate and mischaracterized what I believe is the greatness of this country, for all its flaws, then I wouldn't have felt comfortable staying at the church," Obama said Thursday during a taping of the ABC talk show, "The View." The interview will be broadcast Friday.
Just... don't, OK? You chose to keep your mouth shut about your pastor's message for twenty years: don't go pretending otherwise to Fox News now just because your poll numbers took a hit. It won't actually help - this is, what, the third or fourth different version of your relationship with your pastor? - and it just makes your followers look a little bit more like nitwits for buying what you're selling. I hardly think that this was nice of you, frankly; they're taking a lot of hits for their uncritical adoration of you lately, and it seems rather rude of you to take advantage of said adoration so blatantly.
Take another couple days off, Senator. You clearly need them.