The “outrage” that had to happen

Finally distancing himself from mentor and friend

Democrat Barack Obama has announced that he was outraged and appalled by the latest comments from his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, 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 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, the Washington Post reports.

Rev. Wright, who officiated at the Obama’s marriage and baptized their daughters, can be seen here.

3 Responses to The “outrage” that had to happen

  1. ann says:

    I think this may be planned. It has become apparent that the controversy will not go away, Obama refused to distance himself initially so it would be hard to do so now unless, as happened, Wright does the same thing in spades.

  2. RA says:

    ann – was that a slip there at the end or were you trying to be funny?

  3. RA says:

    I guess Obama was told that Wright wouldn’t fly…