New York Magazine has done a special issue this week on race and the US election. There’s lot of good stuff in the package but this line from John Heilemann’s cover story stood out to me:
“In October, Obama’s former pastor, Wright, will publish a new book and hit the road to promote it”
Seriously. There already is an Obama death list. If we just make Wright disappear, will anyone notice?
*** Update ***
Sorry PUMA’s and GOP (or is that redundant), not going to happen, as Wright has already disappeared himself in Ghana:
A New York magazine cover story last week reignited the debate over Rev. Jeremiah Wright when it stated – without attribution – that the former pastor of Sen. Barack Obama was releasing a new book.
But his daughter, Jeri, told me today that the story is absolutely false.
“The only book we’re working on is the history of Trinity (United Church of Christ) and I haven’t even started editing that,” Wright told Essence.com.
After I reached out to her, she called her father, who is teaching and ministering in Ghana (I ran into him last month when I was in the West African nation) and said he “laughed” when she asked about the book.
“He said that he also got an email, but was unable to respond since he’s in email hell,” Wright said, meaning in a place in Ghana where it’s difficult to send and receive email.
I hear Ghana is absolutely wonderful in October and November.