Thursday, October 16, 2008

Palling around with a plumber

This afternoon, the mainstream media expended more collective energy investigating Joe the Plumber compared to the previous two years "vetting" Barack Obama's association with unrepetentant terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

Only in America is it a greater sin to embarrass Obama than to target America with a series of bombs and revolutionary intent.

Obama continues to dodge the question of his alliance with Ayers and the MSM continues to allow the deception.

Here's his answer last night at the debate:

So let's get the record straight. Bill Ayers is a professor of education in Chicago.

Forty years ago, when I was 8 years old, he engaged in despicable acts with a radical domestic group. I have roundly condemned those acts. Ten years ago he served and I served on a school reform board that was funded by one of Ronald Reagan's former ambassadors and close friends, Mr. Annenberg.

Other members on that board were the presidents of the University of Illinois, the president of Northwestern University, who happens to be a Republican, the president of The Chicago Tribune, a Republican- leaning newspaper.

Mr. Ayers is not involved in my campaign. He has never been involved in this campaign. And he will not advise me in the White House. So that's Mr. Ayers.

That's a nakedly non-responsive answer. His age at the time of bombings is not the issue. Walter Annenberg's political affiliation is irrelevant. The other members of the board, likewise. No one said he was involved in your campaign or that he will advise you in the White House.

Then, after McCain pointed out Obama launched his political career in Ayers living room, Obama denied it. Here's what a liberal blogger who was at the event said in 2005.

When I first met Barack Obama, he was giving a standard, innocuous little talk in the livingroom of those two legends-in-their-own-minds, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. They were launching him--introducing him to the Hyde Park community as the best thing since sliced bread. His "bright eyes and easy smile" struck me as contrived and calculated--maybe because I was supporting another candidate. Since then, I've never heard him say anything new or earthshaking, or support anything that would require the courage of his convictions. I only voted for him in this last race--because his opponent was a pinhead. And I've been mostly alone in my views. But maybe that's changing.

Maybe after they finish their dumpster diving in Alaska and their pipe cleaning of Joe the Plumber's background, mainstream media reporters will start their reporting of the Obama-Ayers association, a topic that remains unexplored.

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