Wright 'Would Not Have Been My Pastor': Clinton

She'd have left church over racial remarks by Obama's ex-preacher
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 25, 2008 6:30 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., speaks about race during a news conference in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 18, 2008.    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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(Newser) – After a week’s silence, Hillary Clinton spoke today on the Jeremiah Wright flap, saying the ex-minister at Barack Obama's church “would not have been my pastor,” the Washington Post reports. She said “getting up and moving” would have been the right choice for Obama. “You don't choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend,” Clinton added.

The remarks came in an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the New York Times reports, with Clinton also citing a rebuke of shock-jock Don Imus for “hate speech.” Her advisors kept mum on the subject, but an Obama rep fired back, calling Clinton's comments “a transparent effort to distract attention away from the story she made up about dodging sniper fire in Bosnia.” (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)