Big, scary unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers speaks:
McCain and Palin demanded to â€œknow the full extentâ€? of the Obama-Ayers â€œrelationshipâ€? so that they can know if Obama, as Palin put it, â€œis telling the truth to the American people or not.â€?
This is just plain stupid.
Obama has continually been asked to defend something that ought to be at democracyâ€™s heart: the importance of talking to as many people as possible in this complicated and wildly diverse society, of listening with the possibility of learning something new, and of speaking with the possibility of persuading or influencing others.
The McCain-Palin attacks not only involved guilt by association, they also assumed that one must apply a political litmus test to begin a conversation.
Scary stuff. No wonder Palin and whatshisname were so worked up. The article is quite good, and reveals a man who could be your neighbor, or your professor, or, gulp…your friend associate! In other words, he’s no G. Gordon Liddy.