Mike Huckabee, on one of the morning shows, defends Obama and Wright (and in the process, reminds us what a decent man he is):
Sermons, after all, are rarely written word for word by pastors like Rev. Wright, who are delivering them extemporaneously, and caught up in the emotion of the moment. There are things that sometimes get said, that if you put them on paper and looked at them in print, you'd say 'Well, I didn't mean to say it quite like that...As easy as it is for those of us who are white to look back and say 'That's a terrible statement!' ... I grew up in a very segregated South. And I think that you have to cut some slack — and I'm gonna be probably the only conservative in America who's gonna say something like this, but I'm just tellin' you — we've gotta cut some slack to people who grew up being called names, being told you sit in the balcony when you go to a movie, you have to go in the back door of the restaurant...here's where you sit on the bus...sometimes people do have a chip on their shoulder and resentment, and you have to just say, 'I probably would too'.
ps wouldn't it be good for Bill Clinton to say something like this, at this moment?