…deserves a big long opinion piece that I don’t have time to write right now. Let’s just say that I’m reading Sen. Obama’s speech on Salon.com, and silently pounding my desk going “Yes! Yes! Absolutely! This is so totally the right thing to do!” while somehow knowing that tonight on the news, they just aren’t going to give up hammering on the guy.
Okay, fine. I’ll say this, and I’ll say it quickly: I know what it’s like to respect and love a person of the cloth and still be embarrassed by certain things they do or say on account of being raised Catholic. Respecting such an organization for its charitable work, scholarship, and sense of community doesn’t mean that, for instance, you want to set fire to an abortion clinic. Saying you respect the current Pope for his works of philosophy and his opposition to the Iraq War doesn’t mean that you think it was wicked cool that he was a member of the Hitler Youth. And if Rev. Wright thinks the US deserved 9/11, then so be it – his comments may be wrong-headed and offensive, but we should understand where he’s coming from. Namely, he’s coming from the perspective of someone who knows what it’s like to be lied to and screwed over by rich men in white suits.
And Joe Scarborough srsly needs to stfu.
That’s all I gotta say about that. If you want more, read the Senator’s speech , because it is awesome and I completely agree with all of it. Which doesn’t happen too often when politicians are talking, you know what I’m sayin’?