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Hillary Would Have Left

Shedding any reticence in talking about Reverend Wright, Hillary Clinton lands a punch with an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

“He would not have been my pastor,” Clinton said. “You don’t choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend. You know, I spoke out against Don Imus (who was fired from his radio and television shows after making racially insensitive remarks), saying that hate speech was unacceptable in any setting, and I believe that. I just think you have to speak out against that. You certainly have to do that, if not explicitly, then implicitly by getting up and moving.”

Well, a broken clock is right twice a day, and this is Clinton’s time. This also tells us two things: that Clinton believes the media could not continue to run with this story without some added fuel from her and that she thinks this issue is a winner.