Which change can you believe in? (updated)

Ed Lasky
Barack Obama contradicts himself, trying to minimize his relationship to Pastor Wright. On The View:
I feel badly that he has been characterized in just this one way. But he was my pastor. I think people overstate this idea of mentor or spiritual adviser. He was my pastor."


He formerly called Wright his mentor, spiritual adviser, moral compass and sounding board. That sounds like much more than a normal pastor/parishioner relationship.

More artifice from the man who says he offers something "you can believe in."

Update by Thomas Lifson:

More shape-shifting by Slick Barry, from Kenneth Vogel of the Politico


During his first run for elected office, Barack Obama played a greater role than his aides now acknowledge in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortion - positions that appear at odds with the more moderate image he has projected during his presidential campaign.

The evidence comes from an amended version of an Illinois voter group's detailed questionnaire, filed under his name during his 1996 bid for a state Senate seat.

Late last year, in response to a Politico story about Obama's answers to the original questionnaire, his aides said he "never saw or approved" the questionnaire.

... a Politico examination determined that Obama was actually interviewed about the issues on the questionnaire by the liberal Chicago nonprofit group that issued it. And it found that Obama - the day after sitting for the interview - filed an amended version of the questionnaire, which appears to contain Obama's own handwritten notes added to one answer. [emphasis added]

So he blamed the staff, but now it turns out he spoke himself to the group.

If he weren't so obviously the embodiment of hope for America, one might start to think this guy is an evasive phony, something like a slicker, smoother version of what Eddie Haskell would be like twenty years after graduating Harvard Law.

Barack Obama contradicts himself, trying to minimize his relationship to Pastor Wright. On The View:
I feel badly that he has been characterized in just this one way. But he was my pastor. I think people overstate this idea of mentor or spiritual adviser. He was my pastor."


He formerly called Wright his mentor, spiritual adviser, moral compass and sounding board. That sounds like much more than a normal pastor/parishioner relationship.

More artifice from the man who says he offers something "you can believe in."

Update by Thomas Lifson:

More shape-shifting by Slick Barry, from Kenneth Vogel of the Politico


During his first run for elected office, Barack Obama played a greater role than his aides now acknowledge in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortion - positions that appear at odds with the more moderate image he has projected during his presidential campaign.

The evidence comes from an amended version of an Illinois voter group's detailed questionnaire, filed under his name during his 1996 bid for a state Senate seat.

Late last year, in response to a Politico story about Obama's answers to the original questionnaire, his aides said he "never saw or approved" the questionnaire.

... a Politico examination determined that Obama was actually interviewed about the issues on the questionnaire by the liberal Chicago nonprofit group that issued it. And it found that Obama - the day after sitting for the interview - filed an amended version of the questionnaire, which appears to contain Obama's own handwritten notes added to one answer. [emphasis added]

So he blamed the staff, but now it turns out he spoke himself to the group.

If he weren't so obviously the embodiment of hope for America, one might start to think this guy is an evasive phony, something like a slicker, smoother version of what Eddie Haskell would be like twenty years after graduating Harvard Law.