Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Is This Sen. Obama's White Grandpa?

Of the many surprising things that have been said by and about Rev. Wright, the most amazing to me is this comment from Sen. Barack Obama:

"This is not a crackpot church."

You can listen to the entire interview here.

I wonder how many people you would have to poll before you found another American who agreed with Sen. Obama that there's nothing "crackpot" about the bizarre, racist theology or conspiracy theory paranoia of Trinity United Church of Christ.

Apparently Barack Obama holds the "Grandpa Simpson" standard of crackpottery. My question is, if Rev. Wright and his church doesn't qualify as "crackpot," who does? The John Birch Society? Scientologists? Bigfoot enthusiasts?

If Rev. Wright is mainstream, then so it Tom Cruise. How frightening is that?