Mark Steyn on Obama dumping Trinity:
In among all the usual presidential ditching of inconvenient associations, I can’t think of anything to compare with Obama’s dumping of Trinity. It’s like Jimmy Carter renouncing his Baptist Church in Plains, Ga – although Carter never went so far as to title his campaign-launch promotional book after one of his preacher’s sermons. Perhaps it’s closer to Howard Dean quitting the Episcopal Church in Burlington, Vt over its objection to a proposed bike path – although even that arcane theological dispute seems more principled than Obama’s wholesale abandonment of Trinity, its congregation, and the man who married him and was entrusted with the spiritual education of his children.~~~
Will the media give it to him and continue the fawning iconography? Or will Bob Herbert, Joe Klein, Garry Wills and the other bobbysoxers resent being made to look like saps over their this-is-the-greatest-speech-since-Gettysburg hooey and confront the fraudulent nature of the image they’ve promoted so assiduously?
Obama tossed Wright overboard when it got to hot. Who cares if he had a twenty year relationship with the man, allowed him to marry him and baptize his children. When that relationship looked like it would threaten his goal, that relationship became expendable. Now, he does the same with the whole church. This whole episode proves that he is nothing but the typical politician who will do whatever, and say whatever, will get him elected. Self-interest above all else.