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Bill Maher comments on Jeremiah Wright's comments on Obama

April 28, 2008 |  9:48 pm

TV talk show host Bill Maher, who's gotten in some past controversy for comments on politics -- something about the 9/11 hijackers being brave or not cowards -- got going the other night about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright rejoining the public discussion after weeks of quiet.

In recent days Wright's given TV interviews and several public speeches including a defiant one (with video) earlier today at the National Press Club in Washington. 

Maher (see video below) says what many people, most of them supporters of Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, who refused to disown Wright in his recent race speech, are saying to themselves about the impact of the pastor's reappearance and resulting news coverage just as the Democratic Party presidential primary comes down to crunch time and the last few primaries between Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton.

-- Andrew Malcolm