Wow! What a morning! All before noon (in my neck of the woods), we've learned of Richardson's Obama endorsement; of breaches to both Clinton's and McCain's passports; of Rev. Wright's attendance at a Clinton White House Prayer Meeting (but we knew that didn't we?), Huckabee's defense of Obama and Rev. Wright; and just in from the Huffington Post - that one Fox News Anchor walked off the set and Wallace "railed" the network for Obama Bashing! And that's not all! Also from Huffington Post, McCain's spiritual advisors accuses the US of enabling Black genocide!
Richardson's endorsement comes as a real blow to Team Clinton! Try as they might, it is very difficult for Team Clinton to discount - as they are trying to do - this all important endorsement. He's Hispanic - a Govenor - a former presidential candidate (that makes 3 if I'm not mistaken)- AND Secretary of Energy and US Ambassador to the United Nations under Clinton. This is a real blow...and another super delegate for Obama!
The passport fiasco is interesting - almost comical. Can't make it appear that only Obama's passport was breached. So we throw in Clinton's and McCain's. But, Condi said she was sorry, so I guess that's that.
Huckabee said on MSNBC on Sunday: As easy as it is for those of us who are white to look back and say, "That's a terrible statement," I grew up in a very segregated South, and I think that you have to cut some slack. And I'm going to be probably the only conservative in America who's going to say something like this,..."We've got to cut some slack to people who grew up being called names, being told, "You have to sit in the balcony when you go to the movie. You have to go to the back door to go into the restaurant. And you can't sit out there with everyone else. There's a separate waiting room in the doctor's office. Here's where you sit on the bus." And you know what? Sometimes people do have a chip on their shoulder and resentment. And you have to just say, I probably would too. I probably would too. In fact, I may have had a more, more of a chip on my shoulder had it been me.
Brian Kilmeade of Fox News walked off the set this morning after a dispute with his co-hosts Gretchen Carlson and Steve Doocy. His exit occurred as a result of the "typical white person" comment Obama made about HIS grandmother. Kilmeade argued that the remark needed to be taken in context and eventually got so p-oed that he walked off set. Then Chris Wallace came on the show and "railed against Fox and Friends for what he called "Obama-bashing." WOW! Fox News isn't reporting this news! HA!
Rod Parsley, McCain spiritual advisor, in his advocacy to end abortion in this Country, claims the Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger "detested black people" and as such blacks were one of her primary targets. He states: If I were call for the sterilization or the elimination of an entire segment of society, I'd be labeled a racists or a murderer, or at very best a Nazi," says Parsley. "That every single year, millions of our tax dollars are funding a national organization built upon that very goal -- their target: African Americans. That's right, the death toll: nearly fifteen hundred African Americans a day. The shocking truth of black genocide.
Not sure I can take too much more breaking news on the politcal front today! But something tells me that there is and will be MUCH MORE TO COME. About to write another post broken by Huffington Post regarding the white US Ambassador who inspired the Wright's 9/11 sermon after he saw him on Fox News the night before!
Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner('s Place) ain't got nothing more to say.