Sarah Palin isn’t backing down on questioning Barack Obama’s relationships — telling voters in Florida Monday that she is curious how the Democratic presidential candidate couldn’t know that William Ayers was a co-founder of the Weather Underground terrorist group.
Embodying her role as the Republican campaign’s pit bull with lipstick, the vice presidential contender said one of her favorite newspapers — The New York Times — reported that Ayers was part of a group that launched a bombing campaign against the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol.
“And then there’s even more to the story,” Palin told voters in Clearwater, Fla. “Barack Obama says that Ayers was just someone in the neighborhood, but that’s less than truthful. His own advisers said they were quote certainly friendly. In fact Obama held one of his first meetings of his political career in Bill Ayers’ living room and they worked together on various projects in Chicago.”
But…but..but..Obama was only eight when his pal committed the terrorist acts, right?
……”Does Barack Obama truly expect the American people to believe that he had no idea about his friends past as the infamous founder of the domestic terror group The Weather Underground or is he just lying?” asked McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds. “If Obama didn’t know in 1995 about the bombings Ayers was responsible for, when did he find out — because Obama was promoting Ayers’ book in 1997, serving on boards with him until 2002, and trading e-mails and phone calls with him as recently as 2005.”
Exactly. Obama is supposedly such a smart individual, but he didn’t see fit to delve into the violent past of one of his own close associates. But we’re also talking about a candidate who can’t put together a coherent statement without a Teleprompter.
The fact remains Obama knew damned good and well about Ayers history and used it to launch his political career in Chicago.
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I love that Palin finally brought this up. The McCain campaign needs to continue to pound this issue. Obama attracts dredges like Ayers for a reason.