Obama's White Grandmother

When I suggested, tentatively, that Obama should find a way to compare his relationship to Wright to a white American's relationship to a bigoted grandparent, it didn't even occur to me that he could do it this smoothly:

I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.

Well played.