Where is James Carville now that we need him?
Carville is after all the nation's premier Judas judge. He's, of course, the husband of Dick Cheney adviser Mary Matalin (not to be confused with Mary Magdalene, biblical contemporary of said Judas). He's also the Hillary Clinton hatchet-man who some time back called Bill Richardson a "Judas" after Richardson endorsed Barack Obama.
But now here comes the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, once the pastor of Barack Obama, who is accused of aligning himself with a Hillary Clinton supporter to deliver a fatal political blow to Obama.
If allegations are true, some might call him a Judas.
As Errol Louis of The New York Daily News reported earlier this week, it was one Barbara Reynolds [photo, left, sitting with Wright] who was the point person at the National Press Club, where Rev. Wright on Monday delivered his inflaming (and some say disjointed) discourse that many believe was contrived to seriously embarrass Obama.
Louis raised the possibility that Reynolds and Wright conspired to bring a hammer down on Obama. (read)
And now the Daily News gossip columnists Rush and Molloy, citing their "spy," report that Wright and Reynolds seem to be enjoying the attention.
"Despite the controversy, Reynolds and Wright couldn't have looked chummier on Tuesday night when they met at D.C.'s Mayflower Hotel. 'They shared a hug and a kiss and then huddled in a corner,' says our spy. 'Then they went off to dinner.'" (read)
Meanwhile, the sensitive National Press Club has issued a statement denying there was any plan to hurt Obama or benefit Clinton, saying that Reynolds (a black author, journalist and minister) was merely a member who happened to have ties with Wright and was therefore called upon to be the liaison to him.
Oh yes, as Louis pointed out, she's also a seriously committed backer of Hillary Clinton.
Wright's motive in all this is said to be a combination of factors, the chief one being anger that Obama denounced Wright's allegedly anti-American remarks, and the secondary one being a strong streak of narcissism that is drawing the reverend gleefully to microphones being thrust at him of late by the media.
If James Carville were on Obama's side, he would definitely be calling Wright a Judas seeking thirty pieces of silver.
In the form, perhaps, of a huge book contract.