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Speaking Of Vetting...
How about we all pat ourselves on the back for the great job this country did in vetting the Democratic nominee for President? After all, by the middle of March 2008, when the vast majority of Americans first heard about the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., there were still eight (count 'em, eight!) states that hadn't yet held primaries or caucuses. Sure, 42 primaries / caucuses had been held in ignorance of Barack Obama's actual background, but, hey, 8 out of 50 ain't bad!
By the time the Rev. came back from his cruise and proved six weeks later that in Obama's celebrated "More Perfect Union" oration, Obama had merely been "saying what a politician has to say," thus making Obama so mad he finally did disown Wright, there were still seven states left. And by the time Rev. Wright's much ballyhooed successor, Otis Moss, had proven how leftist he was, causing Obama to disown his church at the very end of May, there were two entire primaries left.
America, you're doing a heck of a job!