Thursday, October 09, 2008

Obama Dons the Teflon

Michelle says:
"I don't know anyone in Chicago who is heavily involved in education policy who doesn't know Bill Ayers,"
Meanwhile, hubby was talking to conservative radio host Michael Smercomish, reminding people he was probably watching Quick Draw McGraw on TV (if they had it in Indonesia) when Billy Ayers was rampaging:
"Ultimately, I ended up learning about the fact that he had engaged in this reprehensible act 40 years ago, but I was eight years old at the time and I assumed that he had been rehabilitated," Obama said.
Back to the three choices--Obama has chosen "idiot". Probably the best choice, since it'll likely be impossible to prove whether he or Michelle knew about Ayers' Weather Underground background before 1995 even though Ayers and Dohrn were probably legendary in liberal education circles for their past heroics. Otherwise, who would ever talk to them?

We're fast approaching a point of diminishing returns. Even if someone comes out of the woodwork to confirm his knowledge or previous connections to Ayers in the 80s it's anecdotal and easily smearable. Neither Smercomish nor Gibson bothered to ask Barack why he continued to work closely with such a person after having finally learned about his past, but no need--he was rehabilitated! And the Chicago Magazine cover of Ayers stomping the flag? He probably missed that issue, along with church that week.

Face it conservatives--it's over. The big media has now weighed in and they are taking Obama's lie word for it. They'll soon hammer McCain for cruelly piling on if he continues to mention it. After all, associations don't say anything about a man...unless they're with George W. Bush.

MORE 10/09/08

The AP is seemingly trying to explain why McCain is off his rocker for caring about Obama's harmless relationship with a rehabilitated domestic terrorist who set bombs 40 years ago:
Obama has denounced Ayers and his violent actions and views. He dismisses McCain's criticism as an effort to "score cheap political points."
McCain needs to understand that while he may legitimately question Obama's candor on this matter Barack's powerful media friends have no problem distorting the issue or even outright lying to protect him. Obama has never fully "denounced Ayers", he has denounced what Ayers did when he was eight.

He has also never denounced Ayers' "views", ie, his views on education reform NOW (not when he was eight), which is at the heart of the matter. Ayers (and Dohrn) saw something in Obama--enough to give him the Annenberg chairman slot with no previous experience in education, and enough to bless his political career from their living room. Most people know the old saying "birds of a feather, flock together". Until proven otherwise, it seems to fly here.

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