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Why Jeremiah Wright Matters -- Still, Part II

Snooper6 Wrote: May 31, 2012 7:48 AM
Well, Dowd should have been straight-jacketed a half-century or so ago. In a rubber room with unsugared Kool-Ade.
Once upon a time, analysts, pundits and historians explored the relationship between a given subject and his father. We do so for possible insight into the subject's values, character, decision-making process, biases, interests, fears, etc. You know -- acorn, tree.

But the standard intellectual inquiry, for some reason, does not apply to the long, intimate relationship between Barack Obama and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who called himself a "second father" to young Barack.

Sen. Obama described his 20-year relationship with his pastor this way: "What I value most about Pastor Wright is not his day-to-day political advice. He's much more of a...