Monday, October 6, 2008

Palin opens to door to Rev. Wright despite her own scary church history

Sarah Palin told conservative New York Times columnist Bill Kristol that she thinks Rev. Wright should get more media play.

"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."

Gee Sarah, I think you did just bring it up although I can't imagine why. Palin is opening the door to a review of her own scary church associations, which oddly haven't' gotten the same scrutiny as Rev. Wright.

Palin has quite a colorful history at her Pentecostal church, the Wasilla Assemby of God. For starters, she was personally blessed by a guest pastor who asked for her protection from witchcraft. Another guest speaker, David Brickner - founder of Jews for Jesus - conducted a sermon where Palin was present and made crazy remarks about terrorism in Israel where he seemed to say they had it coming:

"Judgment is very real and we see it played out on the pages of the newspapers and on the television. It's very real. When Isaac was in Jerusalem he was there to witness some of that judgment, some of that conflict, when a Palestinian from East Jerusalem took a bulldozer and went plowing through a score of cars, killing numbers of people. Judgment -- you can't miss it."

Along with the kooky guest pastors, Palin gave a speech at the church and said the Iraq War was a mission from God. She also thought God had a hand in her proposed $40 billion gas pipeline. Her former pastor, Ed Kalnins, said people who voted for John Kerry in 2004 wouldn't be welcomed into Heaven.

With so much fodder, why would Palin bring up Rev. Wright except out of complete desperation? The Rev. Wright thing has already been played out ad nauseum but I imagine the media could take from now until the election to discuss Palin's freaky church associations. Bring it on.


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