Ed Driscoll

Wait, I Thought The Personal Was Political

Ann Althouse parses Obama’s press conference today, and notes that while he denounced Wright’s speeches, he backs off on actually denouncing Wright himself. And indeed, Obama seems more perturbed by their timing than anything else.

Which dovetails into this curious exchange between Obama and Chris Wallace, which Paul Mirengoff highlights:

WALLACE: Did you talk to reverend Wright recently about his decision to make a series of public appearances at this particular point?

OBAMA: You know, I didn’t talk to him about that. I had talked to him after all this had happened, partly because I regretted