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The Real Question

Thursday, May 1, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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The New York Times says this is the question:

The question is whether Mr. Wright keeps his peace, or raises his voice.

“Its easy to hurt his feelings,” said Richard Sewell, a Trinity deacon who has known both men for two decades. “He’s extremely sensitive.”

That’s not the crucial question. The crucial question is whether Jeremiah Wright believes his own rhetoric. If he does, how can he silently endure being branded a whacko by the man he helped raise to some very high heights?

The ingratitude displayed by Obama this week is staggering to an outsider, and must be deeply hurtful to Wright and Wright’s friends and associates at Trinity.

But even more hurtful is having your worldview dismissed by a close friend as a series of “rants” before an audience of millions around the globe. I don’t think there is a parallel episode in American political history, and I am certain this drama is far from played out.

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