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The breathlessness of the rollout seems to be predicated on the fact that even though the speech was given during the Democratic primary season in 2007 -- mixed in among the endless loop of speeches, debates and forums that Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and others were doing at the time -- the press missed it. Just totally ignored this racially charged speech one of the leading contenders gave the first week of June at a ministers conference at historically black Hampton University in Virginia.
As for the new "revelations" themselves, they're a reheated casserole of Rev. Wright, Obama talking black, and the shocking claim that the Bush administration's indifference to the plight of New Orleans post-Katrina might in part be driven by racial bias.
Welcome back to 2008.