Barack Obama has finally thrown the Rev. Jeremiah Wright under the bus. A friend said Obama needs to throw Wright under the iron wheels of a subway train — which I think he’s now done. Less than an hour ago Obama said he was “angry,” “outraged,” “saddened” and “appalled” by “the spectacle that we saw yesterday,” describing at one point some remarks Wright said last weekend as “ridiculous.”

“At a certain point when a person contradicts what you believe fundamentally, and then he questions whether you believe it in front of the press corps…that’s enough. It’s a show of disrespect to me, and an insult to what we’ve been trying to do in this campaign.”
Obama said that Wright “obviously hasn’t shown much concern for me.” He said he had heard that Wright had given “a performance” and when he watched tapes, he realized that it more than just a case of the former pastor defending himself.
“What became clear to me was that he was presenting a world view that contradicts what I am and what I stand for,” Obama said. “What he said directly contradicts everything about my life. I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened by the spectacle that we saw yesterday,” Obama told reporters at a North Carolina news conference.