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05/10/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Clyburn: Wright Is "Knee-Capping" Obama

For a Democratic superdelegate who is officially still unaligned, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (S.C.) is sounding more and more like a Barack Obama fan. In an interview today, Clyburn blasted the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's former pastor, but he suggested Wright's recent re-emergence had not done lasting damage to the Illinois senator.

"I have a daughter the same age as Barack Obama," said Clyburn, the most senior African American in Congress. "I've tried to provide shoulders for her to stand on. And I was absolutely saddened when it became clear to me Rev. Wright, rather than providing a shoulder for his parishioner to stand on, was engaged in some kind of knee-capping operation. That's not the kind of anatomical analogy we ought to be involved in."

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