That didn't take long: The news broke this morning, and now super PAC funder Joe Ricketts is running away (via press release) from the Reverend Wright ad proposal that was attributed to his organization:

Joe Ricketts is a registered independent, a fiscal conservative and an outspoken critic of the Obama administration, but he is neither the author nor the funder of the so-called Ricketts Plan to defeat Mr. Obama that The New York Times wrote about this morning. Not only was this plan merely a proposal — one of several submitted to the Ending Spending Action Fund by third-party vendors — but it reflects an approach to politics that Mr. Ricketts rejects and it was never a plan to be accepted but only a suggestion for a direction to take.

I bet when the news of this broke, the Romney team clamped down hard on Ricketts' leg and shook the stupid out of him.