Sunday, June 01, 2008

Delayed Reaction.

This is technically true:
Barack Obama has resigned his 20 year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in the aftermath of inflammatory remarks by his longtime pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright
But it's a bit like claiming that the Cold War ended after Bucks Fizz won the Eurovision Song Contest, the chronological order is correct but their isn't an immediate causal relationship.

In "the aftermath of inflammatory remarks" by Jeremiah Wright he remained with Wright for years on end, married his wife at Wright's church, had his children christened by Wright, wrote two autobigraphies both of which praise Wright extensively including using one of his sermons for the title, appointed Wright to a position in his campaign, backed Wright when the remarks went public and only then resigned from the Trinity United Church.


JuliaM said...

There might be an 'immediate causal relationship' between the Obamassiah throwing TUCC under the bus now and the upcoming Democratic convention, though.. ;)

patently said...

You mean Bucks Fizz weren't the cause of the downfall of socialism??

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Well spotted, Ross.