Those who would like to influence this election over the thoughts and expressions of Reverend Wright appear to have forgotten about the GOP's number 1 Christian fan of the party. A man who at the time was the head of the largest evangelical church in the country. A man who was behind the movement of prohibiting Gay partners from marriage. A man who staunchly defended marriage as a partnership between a man and a woman. This preacher met then GW Bush in Texas after a bout with cocaine and alcohol. Worked with Bush to teach him about spirituality and the word of christ. When then GW Bush became Gov of Texas, this preacher made it a practice to visit the Gov's office on monday mornings to give Gov Bush his weekly prayers and guide him thru his spiritual lessons. When GW became President, this preacher continued his monday morning routine at the white house. He worked with president Bush on most of his anti homosexual agenda appearing with him on every occasion where president Bush talked about banning gay marriage. This preacher spoke on behalf of the white house trashing homosexuals as the "devils children". This preacher began to sermon weekly about the sins of the queer. He preached hated towards the acts of homosexuality and condemned all homosexuals to hell. Then one fateful day, Bushes personal savior, his over 20 year relationship with this honest, brave and outspoken preacher came to a dreadful end. http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/03/haggard.allegations/index.html http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/05/haggard.allegations/index.html http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/special/haggard.html Ironically, this preacher has disgraced himself and President Bush in more ways than Rev Wright has disgraced Obama. Why is this preachers relationship with Bush any different than Obamas? Both had a personal friendship that lasted over 20 years, both stood by thier sides when trouble arose. Both men had learned about the word of god thru these men despite the additions of hate speech. Those who would like to make this an issue say that Obama is guilty by association and he should have known better, therefore his judgement is in doubt. Well, wouldnt the same case be made about President Bush? Wouldnt his judgement come into play considering his preacher was found to have been connected to a male prostitute who had exposed the preacher to be a closet homosexual and a drug addict. Yes, the preacher, President Bush's personal preacher was a cocaine and Methanphetamine freak for years. Why is this any different, this preacher used hate speech to redicule homosexual americans weekly in his sermons and in videos. This closet queer was in most of the photographs with president bush when he spoke about homosexuals. http://www.horsesass.org/downloads/Haggerd-Bush.jpg Either way, people forget about these types of things and know that todays politics is about trash talking and distractions. Its unfortunate, but our system of opinion media has ruined the practical debate of political issues. If Obama is unfit to lead this nation because of his relationship with Rev Wright, then Bush should step down in light of his relationship with a drug addicted pole smoker. Next time anyone wants to make an issue out of Rev Wright, remember Reverend Haggard and his relationship to the President of the United States. Peace.