Self-Regarding

Jeremiah Wright Speaks

At Northwestern University, Obama’s publicity loving former pastor Jeremiah Wright eked out his fading 15 minutes of fame by offering “just some points of clarification” about how he had been thrust into the national spotlight. The election of the first black President he found “incredibly powerful” and “awesomely inspiring.” Was he unfairly treated by the media? “Ray Charles can see that,” he said. As for his “God damn America” sermon, he said no one made much of a fuss when a white professor at Harvard said a similar thing in 1901. Well, that’s all right, then. Sitting in the audience was none other than Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers, whose ties to Sen. Obama also made headlines during the presidential campaign.