Day Three of Pitbull Palin. On the same day the Dow Jones drops to a four year low, the McCain-Palin campaign diverts attention elsewhere. In an interview with William Kristol, the neo-conservative apparatchik turned New York Times columnist, Gov. Sarah Palin questioned the McCain camp's alleged reluctance to make Rev. Jeremiah Wright a pivotal issue.
[T]he Alaska governor said there should be more discussion about Wright, Obama's pastor of 20 years at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. The Democratic candidate denounced Wright and severed ties with the church last spring after videotapes surfaced showing Wright making anti-American and anti-Semitic comments from the pulpit. ...
When Kristol pressed Palin about Wright, she replied, "I don't know why that association isn't discussed more, because those were appalling things that that pastor had said about our great country."
She continued, "To me, that does say something about character. But, you know, I guess that would be a John McCain call on whether he wants to bring that up."
That last quote sure sounds like "a John McCain call" for Palin to telegraph Rev. Wright to the media and right wing talk radio. With 4,000 plus news stories in one day, sounds like Palin did her job.
In April and May, the North Carolina GOP and National Republican Congressional Committee aired race-baiting commercials in North Carolina and Mississippi. In March, a McCain strategist was suspended after caught instant messaging and emailing Wright's incendiary videos to reporters. At that time, McCain promised to run a "respectful campaign" but that has changed since his poll numbers are sinking with the stock market.
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Some Background ...
Obama Resigns From Trinity [R20]
Obama "Outraged" by Wrights' "Ridiculous" "Rants" [R20]
Wright at the National Press Club and Detroit NAACP [R20]
Wright on PBS: Obama "Says What He Has to Say as a Politician" [R20]
NC GOP Targets Dems with Obama/Wright Attack Ad [R20]
Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Black LGBTs [R20]
McCain Aide Suspended, Circulating Wright Video [R20]