Shameless Political Distraction of the Week (So Far)

Melanie Phillips has a good column today in which she observes that Obama is a person who is trashing his own grandmother to gain the presidency. Now that’s character!

How did Obama trash dear ol’ grandma?

In Obama’s “speech on race,” the presidential candidate distanced himself from his racist reverend and spiritual advisor by saying, essentially, “hey, lay off — my white grandmother is a racist too.” He’s now hoping that a tie goes to the runner:

I can no more disown him (Rev. Wright) than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother — a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.

What a stupid honkey cracker peckerwood Barack’s grandmother is! Reverend Wright has a reason to hate white people.

Is that the reaction Obama was going for? Too late for that, Barack. Grandma wants you to shine her shoes — and don’t get any rib sauce on ’em this time!

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