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Is Rev. Wright the New Billy Carter?

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I've heard Rev Wright compared to Al Sharpton, after his clowning answers to questions at the National Press Club early today. I wondered, then I realized that while he can be a very sincere even profound philosopher, he may end up being more like the brother of President Jimmy Carter, who was a constant source of embarrassment to the candidate and the president, but in the end was more of a punchline, endorser and a good ole boy (and a brand of beer) than a factor.

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