(CNN) – After staying out of the Barack Obama controversy over his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Hillary Clinton has now weighed in big time. She was asked about the flap when she met with the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review today. “He would not have been my pastor,” she replied. “You know, you don’t choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend.”
A few moments ago, at a news conference, she essentially said the same thing before the microphones and cameras. And as she did earlier in the day, she noted that she had spoken out last year against Don Imus for his racially-charged comments about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team. “I gave a speech at Rutgers University saying that hate speech was unacceptable in any setting, and I believe that.”
Suddenly, the Rev. Wright uproar has returned to the forefront. The other flap of the day – her embarrassing and erroneous description of her 1996 visit to Bosnia – has been pushed a bit aside. She acknowledges that she made a mistake in describing the scene of her arrival at the Tuzla airbase.
All of this must be seen within the context of this incredibly close race for the Democratic presidential nomination. With four weeks to go to the Pennsylvania primary and the 10 other contests that will follow, every utterance by the two candidates is critical. The scrutiny all around will be intense because the stakes are enormous.
–CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer
WHAT MOST OF YOU ALL MISS IS WHAT THAT REV. WRIGHT'S ANGER WAS REALLY FOR THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT....WHICH YOU WILL HAVE TO ADMIT HAS DONE SOME PRETTY GD AWFUL THINGS DURING THE HISTORY OF THE USA.
So she should!! He's fair game...
In any Game Park....
Wolf could have skipped the spin regarding his take on H Clinton's motivation in answering the question on Wright. She is entitled to answer the question. Obama made his own mess on this one, she didn't.
Obama has always said good things about his grandmother, for I have listened to his story with his grandparents and his mum, that give him hope to challenge the difficulties of this life.
The wright controversy has never gone away, that's all people are
talking about. 26 people at Easter dinner are still amazed that
Obama still has supporters. I f I were Hillary I would really say
what I think, there is nothing American about Obama.
It seems Ok for the media, yes the media especially Jack Cafferty
to bash Clinton night after night, but don't let anyone say anything
about his Obama or he'll eat you alive. Obama has made sure his
supporters get all the hate about Hillery out in the media and he sits
back like an innocent child, give me a break..he's a snake and he will
never beat McCain.
Do you know how to read? She was asked to answer a direct question. CNN is bringing all this again and you attack Hillary. WOW
You fall right into the Clinton play book by putting Wright's picture all over your telecast. Boy can Clinton play you like a fool.
How can you critique her for being asked a question by the media, and she answered it!!!!????
If she didn't answer she would be critiqued too!
Thank God she is a strong woman.
I would have told all of you a long time ago where to go........
Why does the pro obama news network carry all of obama's speeches live, and will not carry Hillary's? Are they worried she will make obama look bad? Of course she would because she is a true leader, and obama is just a water boy for them old rich white men
both democrat candidates are liars, and scum. Obama is a racist, Hillary is a criminal (hid papers under subpoena during Whitewater). She makes stupid claims about "experience". Obama only became a senator because he ran unopposed and is only gifted in speech. Otherwise he hasn't even got common sense......What a sorry lot.
Hillary Clinton is an evil person intent upon pointing the finger everywhere but where it belongs – at her own LYING face. Go away old bag.
The Wright controversy is a question that is important to some Americans.
Obama’s message was about coming together but in reality He has been listening to messages that separate Americans with hate and anger. This is real problem because young people are listening to this message as well and continues the future for all Americans to have anger and hate.
Obama’s ability to lead appears weak in bringing Americans together. He has an opportunity to support American voters in trying to count the votes in Michigan and Florida but he remains distance from the rights of American citizens for the votes to count. He does not appear to be a strong leader.
Ok, let's clarify the situation before more idiots make dumb comments that are not on the issue:
The Rev. Wright thing has to with AMERICAN PRIDE - or lack of American pride, rather. –> Those of you comparing the Rev. Wright situation with Clinton's choice to stay with Bill after what he did to her, remember this: Bill didn't make publicly anti-American remarks.
No one said that Obama should leave a church that speaks about racial biases, you're right, that's personal - it's the ANTI-AMERICAN speeches that are the problem. No one wants a President who listens to that and stands for it!
Hillary is a dispicable liar and a disgrace to our country. Someone please move her to France, with her faux-husband.
HILLARY – GIVE IT UP !!!! GO AWAY YOU AND YOUR SURROGATES NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOU CANNOT WIN.
THE FACT THAT YOU STAYED WITH A CHEATING HUSBAND SHOWS THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE GOOD JUDGEMENT. YOU WANT TO GO LIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE – THE SCENE OF THE CRIME, IF MY HUSBAND CHEATED ON ME I WOULD NOT WANT TO LIVE IN THE HOUSE WHERE HE SLEPT WITH ANOTHER WOMAN.
GO AWAY, BEFORE YOU DESTROY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, THIS IS OUR YEAR TO WIN AND YOU ARE GOING TO BLOW IT (OOPS !! THAT SHOULD BRING BACK MEMORIES
Most of us have now read the Rev. Wrights sermons in their entirety and see how they were cherry picked. Now when Hillary Clinton has been caught lying, yet again, and wants to change the subject and laugh it off. She does have a long list of exaggerations, untruths. And we are still waiting on those Clinton joint tax returns. I think she just can't be trusted.
If Mrs. Clinton can tell a story of "the snipers' shot" that never happened, if she can deny ever supporting NAFTA – which document now shows she did – how can we believe her that she would have abandoned her pastor had he/she made similar remarks about America. Why did she not even reprimand her Bill when he made those racial remarks – comparing Obama's victory in South Carolina to Jesse Jackson's? Political cheapness!!l
Hmmm I wonder if she should have adopted this attitude when her husband was playing house with Monica
WHEN OBAMA BECOMES PRESIDENT WHETHER HE STARTS A WAR OR DOESN^T START A WAR PEOPLE ALWAYS WILL BE SECOND GUESSING HIS MOTIVES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The issue is already in the past, it worked for about a week, and now Obama is on top of the polls again, however, changing the subject from Bosnia flop to Obamas pastor will not work, its just a sign of desparation.
Wolf, what goes to the forefront is not decided by Obama or Clinton. It is decided by the media, you know that. If people ask her the question, she has to answer it. It's up to the media if it should be reported as a big deal.
And they still haven't asked her about the whole promoting NAFTA while privately saying she was against it issue.
I don't think this nonsense on Wright has pushed aside the real story of why Hillary Clinton lied about Bosnia and as a responsible journalist, you should be able to point out the differences between lying and why CLinton was doing it. She is always looking to survive the day and her political calculations are done by the hour.
and speaking of political calculations
I watched your comments about the Obama speech in Philadelphia. To hear you struggle and try to place the speech in some weird political context was a real low point for you. Not exactly what one would expect from the best political team on television
call it like it is she did what she does best and always SHE LIED
Hillary resurrected Bill Clinton IS NOT A husband to keep the BLUE dress OF MONICA is in Clinton library for $200 campaign contribution can be viewed on Church Sunday and also the Clinton bible the one with only FIVE commandments is on display.