The AP reported a few hours ago:
Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday he was outraged and appalled by the latest comments from his former pastor, who asserted that criticism of his fiery sermons is an attack on the black church and the U.S. government was responsible for the creation of the AIDS virus.The rest of the AP story is here.
The presidential candidate is seeking to tamp down the growing fury over Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his incendiary remarks that threaten to undermine his campaign.
"I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened by the spectacle that we saw yesterday," Obama told reporters at a news conference.
After weeks of staying out of the public eye while critics lambasted his sermons, Wright made three public appearances in four days to defend himself. The former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago has been combative, providing colorful commentary and feeding the story Obama had hoped was dying down. …
I’ll bet many of you are old enough to remember when those comments that have “outraged “ Sen. Obama were just little “snippets.”
Now they’re all grown up and threatening “to undermine his campaign.”
So Obama has switched from saying he could never “disown” Wright to throwing him under the bus.
Obama’s not called “the change candidate” for nothing.
Since Obama made his remarks in Winston-Salem which is just down the road from Durham, I wonder if Obama used the same bus Duke used to throw its lacrosse team under when Crystal Mangum and Mike Nifong began telling lies?