Tuesday, April 29, 2008

LET ME SAY THIS On the Rev. Jeremiah Wright matter: I've seen several bits of commentary over the last several weeks accusing Democrats of hypocrisy for complaining about all the Wright coverage even though lefties have regularly criticized Republicans for their relationships with people like Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and more recently, John Hagee.

But this is apples and oranges.

The problem with conservatives cozying up to the Pat Robertsons and John Hagees of the world is that Republicans go to these people specifically seeking their political imprimatur. A Robertson endorsement is coveted not in spite of but because of the controversial things he's said, and the fact that a constituency exists which endorses his political views.

Whatever you think about the Wright-Obama relationship, it's clearly never been about that.

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.