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October 04, 2008

Yes, How?

I'd missed this when it happened back in April on ABC:

MR. STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you have any doubt that Barack Obama shares your sense of patriotism?

SEN. MCCAIN: I'm sure he's very patriotic, but his relationship with Mr. Ayers is open to can you countenance someone who was engaged in bombings which could have or did kill innocent people?

MR. STEPHANOPOULOS: Senator Obama says he was eight years old when that was happening.

SEN. MCCAIN: But he became friends with him and spent time with him while the guy was unrepentant over his activities...

I'd like to make some jokes here, but I don't have the heart. What a country this is.

Via today's cretinous NY Times story about Obama & William Ayers, which mentions McCain's statement while betraying no awareness of its significance. And there's more:

Steve Chapman, a columnist for The Chicago Tribune...denounced Mr. Obama for associating with Mr. Ayers...

“If you’re in public life, you ought to say, ‘I don’t want to be associated with this guy,’” Mr. Chapman said. “If John McCain had a long association with a guy who’d bombed abortion clinics, I don’t think people would say, ‘That’s ancient history.’”

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at October 4, 2008 11:53 AM

In the picture of Mr. Ayers and his wife, did you notice the position of his hands?

Posted by: Rosemary Molloy at October 4, 2008 12:01 PM

Ah, but you see, John McCain didn't bomb people. He bombed coloreds.

Posted by: strasmangelo jones at October 4, 2008 12:58 PM

I have just come across this news item. I just do not know what to think or say.

Posted by: Rupa Shah at October 4, 2008 07:32 PM

"how can you countenance someone who was engaged in bombings which could have or did kill innocent people?"

As opposed to McCain himself, who was in Vietnam in a generous mission to give out candy.

Posted by: Pepito at October 4, 2008 07:58 PM

does mccain's long association with the fortune built by a felon count?

Posted by: karen marie at October 4, 2008 07:58 PM

I have said hello to Mr Ayers a few times and does not look like he is ready to blow anything up! This is what he does NOW.

and yes, Sen McCain did not drop bombs on the civilians. His government made him do it!

BTW, Mr Ayers's wife is on the Board of Directors of
which says
"If you have come here to HELP ME, you are wasting your time. But, if you have come because YOU BELIEVE that your liberation is bound with mine, then let us work together".
Wonder if Sen McCain would be able to understand what that means!!!

Posted by: Rupa Shah at October 4, 2008 08:33 PM

"and yes, Sen McCain did not drop bombs on the civilians. His government made him do it!"

I should have said, "He did drop bombs on the civilians but because he was a patriot and his government made him do it!"

Posted by: Rupa Shah at October 4, 2008 08:56 PM

what libruls dont understand is that there is a difference between bombing people and bombing people. take g.w. for instance: he had to bomb iraq, because saddam had wmd's, and also was helping al queda. he also liked to rape puppies.

also, bush's bombs in iraq haven't killed anyone but the bad guys, unlike this mr. ayers, whose bombings murdered millions of innocents.

Posted by: libruls are dum at October 4, 2008 09:15 PM

Frankly, anyone who openly consorts with former members of the Weather Underground can't be all bad, and has gone a long way toward getting my vote.

Obama has lived up to my expectations and has disqualified himself in this regard.

Posted by: Mike at October 5, 2008 05:19 AM