Whatever, now he's setup a scenario where he must answer his own riddle by defining wisdom. In answering, will he recoil back to the First Amendment strawman, beating up on conservatives for Islamohate while calling them unpatriotic? Can he, at this point? If he does they'll continue to pester him about his waffling wisdom.
Or will he try to pretend he never said it, hoping the media eventually forget? Never underestimate that play.
Or will he shock everyone and take the Harry Reid path, throwing Muslims under the bus to help him with the bitter clingers and blue dogs? Maybe he can slip out an 'off-the-record' comment as he did with the Grammys (what a jackass). Since no official action would be taken it wouldn't really subvert his earlier words while serving notice to the mosque in that Chicago way.
That would also negate the need to fire Rauf as a State Dept emissary since he couldn't very well be kept on with the big guy questioning his wisdom. And they do not want to fire him.
Oh well, the constitutional law prof will think of something. Maybe he can consider a hypothetical where Fred Phelps buys some acreage right next to Arlington National Cemetery and proposes a 13 story church with a middle finger monument pointing at the graves. Hmm.
We await the exciting conclusion to this episode of 'The Moderate Muslim' starring Salmon Rushdie as Obama, brought to you by Mullah Flakes.
Meanwhile, this was posted here back in May, which proves that right wingers such as Geller have not been in favor of subverting the First Amendment despite Obama's scolding.
By the way, where in the world is Faisal Rauf anyway? The last State Department mention of the Imam's excellent adventure occurred on the 11th, as follows:
QUESTION: On another topic, can you just tell us if there are any more details on Imam Feisal Rauf’s trip to the Middle East?There have been two State press briefings since he went off looking for info and an interim story by Claudia Rosett. Is Rauf out of Blackberry range or something?
MR. CROWLEY: None beyond what I announced yesterday.
QUESTION: Do you have –
QUESTION: Can you say what days he’s going to be in what countries just for our foreign outlets –
MR. CROWLEY: Let me see what I can find out.
Various supporters of Rauf, when quizzed, simply cannot disagree with his view that America was partially responsible for 9/11. But what about that? What does he think Clinton did to provoke it? After all, surely he's not talking about W, who was only in office a few months before the attack and AFTER Mohammed Atta and crew had arrived. Why is Rauf blaming Clinton?