Former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro said today that she objected to the comparison Sen. Barack Obama drew between her and his former pastor in his speech on race relations Tuesday.In the speech, Obama sought to place the inflammatory remarks of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright in a broader context, in part by placing them on a continuum with Ferraro’s recent remark to the Daily Breeze that Obama is â€œluckyâ€ to be black.â€œTo equate what I said with what this racist bigot has said from the pulpit is unbelievable,â€ Ferraro said today. â€œHe gave a very good speech on race relations, but he did not address the fact that this man is up there spewing hatred.â€ (dailybreeze.com)
Ouch. Hell hath no fury…
h/t Hot Air
— John (Average Gay Joe)
UPDATE (From Dan) : I agree with Gerry Z? I am planning a followup to my post There’s Something About Barry, but want to first read my print-out of the speech (as I sometimes miss things when I read long speeches or articles on-line). The former Mrs. Zaccaro’s point that it was a good speech, but did not address Wright’s bigotry is a succinct summary of my own reaction.
UPDATE (from John): Gerry has good reason to call Wright a “racist bigot” given the award his church gave in 2007 to race-baiter Louis Farrakhan. Wright “applauded [Farrakhan’s] ‘depth of analysis when it comes to the racial ills of this nation.’ [Wright] praised ‘his integrity and honesty.’ [Wright] called [Farrakhan] ‘an unforgettable force, a catalyst for change and a religious leader who is sincere about his faith and his purpose.'”
It gets worse. On the “Pastor’s Page” of the July 22, 2007 church bulletin, Wright reprinted an article by Mousa Abu Marzook of the terrorist group Hamas, under the headline “A Fresh View of the Palestinian Struggle”.