John at Powerline points us to Obama’s reaction to the news the Tony Rezko has been convicted:
I’m saddened by today’s verdict. This isn’t the Tony Rezko I knew, but now he has been convicted by a jury on multiple charges that once again shine a spotlight on the need for reform.
From here John muses:
I could swear I've heard it somewhere before. Sure enough--the racist, anti-American Rev. Wright whom we've all seen on video wasn't the Rev. Wright whom Obama knew for 20 years, either. And the outrageously bigoted Father Pfleger wasn't the Pfleger whom Obama assiduously supported with earmarks--another form of political corruption.
Obama seems to suffer from a singular inability to "know" his most intimate associates.
While I certainly do not disagree – let’s take it even further. Obama seems to get nearly all of the important relationships exactly backward. Obama treats those who either are or should be enemies as friends and those who either are or should be friends as enemies. Obama draws praise from those who either are or should be enemies and condemnation from those who either are or should be friends.
Tony "Convicted Felon" Rezko
Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright
Michael "America is the greatest sin against God" Phleger
James "We don't have slave masters. We got mayors" Meeks
Bill "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough" Ayers
Enemies Obama Wants to Meet With:
Kim Jong Il
And Allies He Wants to Abandon: