Saturday, October 4, 2008

Palin Starts To Take The Ayers Out Of Obama's Campaign

While campaigning today in Colorado, Sarah Palin took aim at Barack Obama's association with William Ayers, a founding member of the Weather Underground.

"Our opponent, though, is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect - important enough that he's palling around with terrorists who target their own country," said Palin.

Of course, this matter has been around for quite some time. Some like National Review contributor Stanley Kurtz have written extensively about Obama's association with Ayers. But this is the most explicit the McCain campaign has been about Ayers until now. You can be sure the Obama Campaign, if not Obama himself, will say Palin's statements are desperate and a product of the so-called Republican Attack Machine. Besides Obama will insist he has condemned Ayers' acts and that he can't be held accountable for something that happened when he was a lad of eight.

But what if McCain or Palin were associated with someone who advocated the overthrow of the U.S. government, had set bombs and expressed no regret for doing so? Obama would be on that like black on coal. True, Obama's association with Ayers doesn't go as deep as with Reverend Wright but Ayers helped him launch his political career and didn't object to his assistance. Or are we not to judge Obama by the company he keeps?

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