Earlier today the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review published an interview with Hillary Clinton in which she said of Barack Obama’s pastor Jeremiah Wright:
“He would not have been my pastor,” Clinton said. “You don’t choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend.”
Obama spokesman Bill Burton just responded:
“After originally refusing to play politics with this issue, it’s disappointing to see Hillary Clinton’s campaign sink to this low in a transparent effort to distract attention away from the story she made up about dodging sniper fire in Bosnia. The truth is, Barack Obama has already spoken out against his pastor’s offensive comments and addressed the issue of race in America with a deeply personal and uncommonly honest speech. The American people deserve better than tired political games that do nothing to solve the larger challenges facing this country.”
The exchange is taking place in the context of a broader, ongoing push on the Wright issue by Clinton and her supporters, including, so far, Lanny Davis, Joe Wilson and Niall O’Dowd.