Star Wars metaphors are cliched and geeky. Here is one. In Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi allows himself to be slayed by Darth Vadar in order to induce the type of rage in Luke Skywalker that will allow him to reach the outer limits of his power to defeat the empire. I wonder if that is exactly what Jeremiah Wright has done for his parishioner, Barack Obama, over the last few days in his preposterous tour of TV studios and the like.
Well, whatever the mad pastor's motivation, Obama finally threw his religious mentor under a bus (see Monday's very well timed post!) yesterday in unequivocal terms. I hope that this is the end of the matter. I suspect it won't be but it had to be done nonetheless.
Here is the video: