It may be a bit unfair to cast guilt by association on someone, but when those associates are your pastor and your wife, well, it's hard not to. In Barack Obama's repudiation of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's more fiery and controversial statements -- posted appropriately enough at the Huffington Post left-wing hate site -- Obama claims to have never heard any of Wright's more inflammatory hate speech.
Since Obama has been a member of that church for 20 years, he must take a Homer Simpson-esque approach to church attendance, slumbering in the pews with drool dangling from his lip during the sermon. With the sheer volume of Jeremiah Wright videos now coming forth, there's no other explanation. As for his wife Michelle's similar America-bashing and Afro-centric utterances, one can further extend the Homer Simpson analogy ("Homer! Are you even listening to me?").