[Guest post by DRJ]
Alan Wolfe, professor of political science and director of Boston College’s Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, as quoted in the Washington Post on the reaction of evangelicals to Sarah Palin:
“These are people who have been beat up and beat up by their Republican allies time and time again. Their gratitude is actually unseemly. They have leapt up to embrace her without knowing much about her.”
For comparison purposes, here’s Prof. Wolfe’s take on Barack Obama and Jeremiah Wright:
“But I do think that when we address race, we ought to do it, not by running endless videos of people, black or white, who have said outrageous things but by finally having the honest conversation about race we keep promising ourselves–and keep postponing. Agree or disagree with Obama, I ask people who are less inspired by him that I am, but at least acknowledge that in this presidential candidate, we have a man of honor–and an honest man.”
Hope and Change, Professor.