Here's what Palin told New York Times conservative columnist William Kristol about Wright:
“To tell you the truth, Bill, I don’t know why that association isn’t discussed more, because those were appalling things that that pastor had said about our great country, and to have sat in the pews for 20 years and listened to that — with, I don’t know, a sense of condoning it, I guess, because he didn’t get up and leave — to me, that does say something about character. But, you know, I guess that would be a John McCain call on whether he wants to bring that up.”
That's a pretty bold statement coming from Palin considering her own colorful church history. As a parishioner at Wasilla Assembly of God, Palin was blessed by a guest pastor who asked Jesus to protect Palin from witchcraft. Palin was in attendance when another guest speaker, David Brickner, founder of the anti-semitic group Jews for Jesus, made crazy remarks about terrorism in Israel insinuating the Jews had it coming. Finally, Palin's former pastor, Ed Kalnins, said people who voted for John Kerry in 2004 wouldn't be welcomed into Heaven.
With so much dirt under her own pew, Palin is playing with fire when it comes to Rev. Wright. If McCain does bring up Wright tonight, he will be reversing the position he took in March when the controversy first broke. Here's what McCain told Sean Hannity on FOX "News":
“I think that when people support you, it doesn’t mean that you support everything they say. Obviously, those words and those statements are statements that none of us would associate ourselves with. And I don’t believe that Sen. Obama would support any of those. ... I do know Sen. Obama. He does not share those views.”
We'll see whose tactics prevail in the debate tonight - Palin the pitbull or McCain the erratic hypocrite who has not stooped below blaming Obama for every ill that has befallen the country and his campaign.