(HOTAIR) — As proof of his spin prowess, campaign crafter extraordinaire David Axelrod yesterday defended BHO’s former controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright in a lecture in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Presenting as a part of the Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California, Axelrod said the initial news reports of Barack Obama’s long-time connection with Wright featured suspect snippets from the pastor that amounted to “ninety seconds of vitriol plucked from thirty years of sermons by some enterprising opposition researcher.”

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