Monday, October 07, 2013

Sarah Palin's favorite punching bag, Bill Ayers, writes a book about his experiences before, during, and after the presidential election that made him a household name.

His name was first pushed into the public sphere during the George George Stephanopoulos moderated debate between Hillary and Obama in April 2008, but then it was picked up by Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, and others to be used as a bludgeon against the future President of the United States.

Finally Professor Ayers will explain his take on what happened, why it happened, and what it all means.

Here is an excerpt, entitled "I was Sarah Palin's Roadkill" courtesy of Salon: 

“This is not a man who sees America as you see it and how I see America,” vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin cried out to the agitated crowd during a 2008 campaign rally, referring to then-Senator Barack Obama. “We see America as the greatest force for good in this world” and as a “beacon of light and hope for others who seek freedom and democracy.” This was how “real Americans” saw things, according to Palin. As for Obama, he’s “someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country!” 

There it was: the punch line that would resonate no matter what else was said or done— palling around. It had a special creepy ring to it, for sure. 

When Governor Palin—or, as our late friend Studs Terkel called her, “Joe McCarthy in drag”—uttered it that first time (and ever after) the crowd exploded: “Kill him! Kill him!” I couldn’t tell for sure whether it was me or Senator Obama who was the target of those chants— perhaps both. I’d been designated a public enemy before. I knew the territory pretty well and accepted the consequences with some equanimity, but now poor Barack Obama as well was forced to play Ibsen’s brilliant character, the embattled Dr. Thomas Stockmann, the “enemy of the people.” Stockmann was viciously taunted in the public square by a chorus of townspeople bent on delusion and self-deception: Kill the enemy of the people! 

There was no way to prepare for what was about to hit me, of course, and at the outset I could barely glimpse it on the far horizon of my imagination—the great speeding locomotive designed to derail Obama would run me and others down as just some unavoidable debris or collateral damage, the inevitable road kill. No one really knew its shape or its power yet, no one could guess at its velocity. I grasped a couple of small things right away, but my family understood a lot more, and they were in fact already gearing up.

There is quite a bit more and I think you would do well to read it. 

As somebody who weathered their own vicious attack from those forces that Sarah Palin put into motion, I feel I share a certain common experience with Bill Ayers, though of course HIS was a thousand times worse than anything I had to endure.

Still I find myself interested to learn more about the man whose name was considered so polarizing that it was brought up over and over again in attempts to derail Barack Obama's inevitable journey to the White House.

Besides let's face it, anybody who freaks Sarah Palin out this much, and scares the crap out of the Right Wing, is somebody worth paying attention to.

68 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:13 AM

    Bill Ayers was Sarah Palin's "magic eraser " for her ties to the Alaska Independence Party.

    RJ in Brownbackistan

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  2. Anonymous7:13 AM

    It never fails to amuse me how much liberals live for double standards. If ANY republicans said or acted like these people, or like Obama, you'd rip them. There are no parties. None of these people who above the other.None have good motives, obviously.

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    1. Anonymous8:01 AM

      Huh????

      You are a dumbshit and illiterate.

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    2. Olivia8:10 AM

      Go back to school and learn how to construct a sentence, idiot! Maybe even try to think before you write.

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    3. Anonymous8:36 AM

      7:13 AM Your MEDS are affecting your Incoherent Postings. Your lack of a High School education is apparent. Why make a fool of your self with nonsense? You Palins hated High School and it shows.

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    4. Anonymous8:44 AM

      What a dumbass you are.

      Have you ever heard of Ollie North, the founder of the rip-off "charity" that Quitter Sarah's suck-buddy Sean Hannity uses as his personal ATM to grift from.

      You ought to be ashamed to point your nasty fingers at anyone else when you are an worshiper of the Palin Trailer Trash and their family of unemployed dunces.

      http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/03/31/sean-hannity-and-ollie-north-accused-of-scamming-veterans/

      There are hundreds of other articles that should shame you, your Queen Quitter, Hannity, and all of the grifters that you support.

      But you're so comfortably ignorant, you don't even know WHO the crooks are that you support and WHY they deserve scorn, not respect.

      Grow up and read sometime. Or live the way you are and die stupid and ignorant. Your choice.

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    5. Anonymous9:36 AM

      With your IQ of 79, you are easily amused, Chuck, Jr. Does your sister still drop by for lunch and let you feel her up while she blows you? Or did she get all uppity and quit that, too?

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    6. That's quite a heaping helping of incoherent sloppy stupidity. You are a jabbering dolt with no critical thinking skills. Now hush.

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    7. Anonymous10:26 AM

      That troll is being overpaid for writing such juvenile material. It's a joke, right?

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    8. Anonymous12:07 PM

      is that you bristle? you're even dumber than we thought.

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    9. Anonymous12:13 PM

      7:13 would be creepy chuck_tard jr

      HI NUMBNUTZ !!

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    10. Anita Winecooler7:21 PM

      Hey, did you catch the new post on Bristol's blog... hurry and copy the photo for your collection! You'll be the most popular troll EVER!!!

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    11. Anonymous5:55 AM

      7:13 AM That Palin 'Home-Schooling' has a long way to go.

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  3. Anonymous7:14 AM

    Oh hey, the man who fabricated Obamas books.

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    1. Anonymous8:02 AM

      Keep showing how truly stupid you are.

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    2. Sally in MI8:27 AM

      I suppose it matters not to you that our President is a literate, caring man, and that your heroine can't string together three words that make sense? Oh, wait, maybe, "Todd:Taco Bell."

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    3. Anonymous9:35 AM

      Oh hey, let's assume for the sake of argument that what you claim is true. That would make Mr. Ayers a man with the capability of writing widely praised, award-winning, best-selling books.

      Let's see--in your fantasy world, that would somehow detract from his intellect?----Julie

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    4. What a stupid thing to say. You're thinking of your illiterate dunce queen. You know, traitor Palin.

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    5. Anonymous10:25 AM

      @7:14 Your stupid, your a hater. And, you don't know what the word "fabricate" means. Do you mean that Ayers has a print shop and printed the books that Obama wrote? Did he make the paper and the covers and bind the pages together? That would be "fabricating" books, making them.

      You might mean ghost written, as in "having someone else write your Facebook post or your speech for you. You might mean "as written by" when it comes to Sarah and Bristol's books because they certainly couldn't string that many words together.

      And one last point, kid, President Obama taught at the University of Chicago. What do you have, a GED?

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    6. Anonymous10:44 AM

      "... a GED?"

      Not yet. But I'm studying up for it. Me and Wallow study together between bong hits and Taco Bell runs.

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    7. Anonymous5:36 PM

      Oh hey, the woman who fabricated Tri-g's Birth by stuffing a pillow up her blouse, there fixed it fer ya.

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  4. Anonymous7:30 AM

    I'm glad the "Kill him" chants are on put on the record again. Sarah Palin inspires (and sometimes is an accomplice to) murder. Everyone needs to know this.
    RIP Dar Miller
    RIP Curtis Menard
    RIP Church adoption records
    RIP Matmaid dairy

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    1. Anonymous7:49 AM

      Don't forget those that were killed and injured because of her in Tucson, AZ! She is going to rot in hell!!!! Evil soul that woman!

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    2. Anonymous9:33 AM

      Have you seen her lately? looks like the "rotting" part has already started.

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  5. Anonymous7:34 AM

    I can assure you, she has no idea who Bill Ayers is, before, after or even during the campaign. She is just a parrot.

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    1. Olivia8:13 AM

      You are correct, and she wouldn't recognize him if you showed her a photo or if she walked face on into him. He was just something to shriek about, she has no clue who he is or what he is about.

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    2. Anita Winecooler7:29 PM

      Someone read it to her off an index card. It starts with an "A", so she was on the ball.

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  6. Anonymous7:37 AM

    One of my favorite stories from the 2008 election was Sarah Palin's denying that Todd belonged to a group that advocated separation and independence from the United States. The last time that we had secessionists try to break away from the Union, they started a Civil War (even though they called it a war of Norther Aggression).

    Sarah told Steve Schmidt that people were asking her about Todd's association with the AIP, Alaska Independence Party. It was a mistake, one year, Todd meant to check the box for "independent" voter, but he checked the wrong box.

    Wrong! Steve Schmidt ran the videos of Sarah's events, and no one asked her about Todd. Then Schmidt learned that Todd was a member of the AIP for 7 years. He told Palin that he would not make a statement, the truth of which could be so easily proved. He would not lie for her. And, he knew that she was lying.

    Using the words that were written for Palin, Todd saw the US as a country so imperfect that he wanted to leave, break away from it, perhaps by violent means. As governor, Sarah addressed that group, associated with and palled around with know terrorists.

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    1. Anonymous9:01 AM

      She was furious!CNN was running a whole hour special on Todd's AIP ties! Stevo wouldn't say it was a lie but McCain threatened CNN and told them not to run it, but they did anyway and ran the ticker of McGramps bitching about it.
      CNN was the ONLY news with the BALLZ to even cover her AIP Bullshit and her LIE about Todd!

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    2. Anonymous9:21 PM

      She was driven to run her smear campaign using Ayers to cast Obama as the polar opposite of her. Palin is the patriot so Obama is a terrorist (read Osama Bin Laden Al Qaeda. Like she is pro life casting Obama as arranging death panels to kill kids like Trig deciding imperfect people will die. She is pro America, Obama is anti America.

      Most politicians will walk back their bold lies when caught red handed. Palin ramped her lies up and turned the tables everyone is lying about her projecting her pathalogical behavior.

      I doubt she has a conscience to care if anyone dies from her red meat lies or is shot after she put cross hairs on them. I suspect she gets sick kicks from pitting people against one another feeling good and powerful for weeping elderly terrified Obamacare means they will be deemed unfit to live.



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    3. Anonymous11:18 PM

      9:01 Got a link to the special so we can watch?

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  7. Anonymous7:47 AM

    Sarah Palin is a fucking bitch, but we know it better in Alaska than anywhere. Her husband, Todd, (PIMP - "Boys Will be Boys" by Shailey Tripp) is an idiot and neither of them are regarded well in Alaska. They pretty much hide on their dead lake in Wasilla when actually in the state!

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    1. Anonymous8:48 AM

      Looks like BIG Donors funding stopid and Co
      http://prospect.org/article/big-donors-behind-shutdown
      "The fact that a handful of super wealthy donors have helped to shut down the government and threaten a default crisis is yet another reminder of the immense power of money in our political system. This is a timely reminder, too, since the Supreme Court will soon be hearing a challenge to federal campaign contribution limits. As saturated as our political system is with money now, things could easily get worse thanks to the Roberts Court. "
      Lets not forget John Roberts is BFF with Sarah's TralerBoi Lawyer John Tiemessin and Judge Burgess who is running for AK Senate, who Lisa Murkoswki would back...
      These are the people who would be behind this shit as well as STOOPID in the forefront.


      http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/us/a-federal-budget-crisis-months-in-the-planning.html?pagewanted=3&_r=0&ref=general&src=me

      And NYT's exposing them!

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    2. Anonymous9:44 AM

      Is it important that Justice Thomas is photographed with AK Chuck Heath Sr. in the past?

      Do the AK Palin/Heaths who've been known to pal around with AIP domestic terrorists also pal around with a member of the Supreme Court?

      Boys will be boys?

      dowl

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  8. I never respected him. He’s extreme left, and they can be almost as problematic as extreme right; neither group understands reality, too idealistic, cranks.

    I doubt that Obama knew him very well, and if he knew Ayer’s past at all, he figured bygones were bygones.

    And yeah, Sarah jumped on that like a dung beetle on feces.

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    1. Anonymous8:04 AM

      Have you ever really read the truth about what his group did? Open your mind a bit. He is an amazing writer and regardless of your preconceived ideas, you might be surprised reading his version of history.

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    2. I have no doubt that Ayers is an amazing writer. And I live with a conscientious objector, so I know that topic. I’m all for protests, quiet or loud, but planting bombs is too much. Even empty offices might have cleaning people.

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    3. Anonymous10:21 AM

      Obama was a kid living out of the country when Ayers was a radical activist. They just happened to end up living in the same community on the South Side of Chicago, and they both were associated with the University of Chicago.

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  9. Anonymous7:56 AM

    There is a video of Palin performing the welcoming address for the AIP.

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    1. There is a video of Palin performing the welcoming address for the AIP.

      There is a video of Palin performing the welcoming address for the AIP. (Fixed it for you.)

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    2. Anonymous11:12 AM

      That was obvious a mistake. She meant to perform the welcoming address for the Independent Party, donchano.

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    3. Anonymous5:31 PM

      Didn't Sarah Palin perform a Welcoming Address for Glen Rice? That must have been a MOUTHFUL.

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  10. Anonymous8:08 AM

    Sarah and Todd both hate our government which is the same as hating our country. The flag pins are props. They are AIP members and militia sympathizers through and through. She should never have been given McCains VP spot given what traitors and extremists she and Todd are.
    She tried to use Ayers to deflect from her own sordid past..just think about that photo of Sally Heath with those crazy militia people that was posted here.
    Yes Sarah and Todd do not view America like most view America. They are extreme right wing nut jobs.

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  11. Anonymous8:12 AM

    I remember the self satisfied smirk and the demonic look in her
    eyes as the people were yelling "kill him kill him!"
    From the get go she has always had an unhinged , crazy like
    identity about her.

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  12. Anonymous8:36 AM

    It amazes me, the lack of true introspection within the right wing.

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  13. Anonymous9:32 AM

    Ayers should challenge Sarah to a public debate.

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    1. Why should an intelligent, educated man with a busy intellectual life as a professor, mentor, advisor, and author waste one minute of his time an an unintelligent, uneducated, incurious, vicious buffoon without one original thought in her empty head?

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    2. Don't forget "husband and father" on Bill Ayers' list of life responsibilities! The members of his family have diplomas that they earned, and to the best of my knowledge, none of them is involved in sex trafficking, vandalism...

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  14. Anonymous9:44 AM

    In the fifth paragraph of this post http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/10/07/there-is-no-there-there/ Andrew Sullivan refers to Palin as " a delusional crazy person".

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    1. Anonymous9:38 PM

      I agree with Sullivan. She makes facts fit then spins webs of lies around a fact and makes things up. No doubt true facts about her and her family destroy her delusional false self. Her anger at Schmidt when he refused to lie about AIP, her ease with lying point to personality disorder.

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  15. Anonymous9:49 AM

    I would buy his book. Just to understand his viewpoint.

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    1. Anita Winecooler7:35 PM

      Me too. And the best part?

      You just KNOW Sarah will do her part to promote this book every chance she gets!!!

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  16. Anonymous9:59 AM

    Sarah is a dissident in her own right now. Sarah Palin backs the Tea Party- which I think is very anti-American. She try's to divide the country with her anti American rhetoric, and would love to see a Tea Party uprising taking over the legally elected President of the United States of America. Please explain to me how she is any different than the man whom she vilified? Sarah Palin and her ilk are traitors.

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    1. Anonymous9:47 PM

      Perhaps Sarah has "reloaded" aiming to destroy the Republican party including the last R presidential candidate, Romney. If using the tea party extremists to get revenge for not giving her a place of honor or future candidate at RNC. The 100k offers, paid magazine spreads and tv show offers, PAC donations shriveled up despite plastic surgery!

      In her mind the consequences of her ways (blood libel), word salad to Couric are all the fault of someone else, people out to get her.

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  17. Anonymous10:16 AM

    Look who Sarah Palin is palling around with, Ted Cruz. When he was sworn in as a US Senator, he took this oath:

    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

    The way that I see it, Ted Cruz is a domestic enemy of the United States, failing to uphold his oath of office. That makes him a terrorist and Sarah Palin is palling around with him. On the other hand, Sarah Palin took an oath of office when she was sworn in as Governor. She broke that oath, too. The Bible on which she swore that oath must be in cinders by now.

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  18. Anonymous10:20 AM

    Sarah Palin claims to be a Christian. Christians believe in forgiveness and redemption-- something that applies to Bill Ayers. He has redeemed himself, and now he is a recognized, contributing member of his community. If Sarah expects forgiveness for some of the things that her kids did when they were young and foolish (getting pregnant while unmarried and still in high school, vandalizing an empty house or school buses, taking drugs and drinking to excess), then Sarah has to find it in her Christian heart to forgive Ayers, too.

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    1. Anonymous1:57 PM

      Sarah's lied about everything else, including denying her close affiliation (and Toad's 7+yr membership) with the secession party in AK, Alaska Independence Party, which existed for the sole purpose of promoting Alaska's secession from The United States of America.

      Why wouldn't she take the same liberties in lying while she claims to be a Margaret Thatcher/Ronald Wilson Reagan clone. She never met either one, by their choices, I'm sure. Surely, she speaks with forked tongue about any relationship with Jesus, having never spoken to him either except in her delusions when she was telling him all about what a great governor and student if American history she is. I'm sure He would be mesmerized to hear that anyone believes she is one of His followers. She certainly never listened or took heed to his words or philosophy about caring for one's fellow man. Facts, not my opinion.

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    2. Anonymous3:47 PM

      Remember the Reagan 100th birthday celebration? She was a speaker at some bagger event held at his old ranch. she wasn't invited to the real celebration with his family, friends and fellow officeholders..a lot like the Republican National Convention, she wasn't invited to that either. Too bad she's so fucking stupid she doesn't realize other than horny, old, slack-jawed white guys and bird-brained women who get treated like a doormat or religious fanatic type of females no one can stand her.

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  19. I went to Salon and read the entire chapter. Very interesting, and it definitely sparks a desire to read the rest of his book.

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    1. Anita Winecooler7:38 PM

      Me too, Lynne. I like his style of writing and the way he describes his family. I put it on my wish list.

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  20. Anonymous10:41 AM

    Gryphen always hits a sore spot with Sarah when the teen aged mutant trolls come out. It's easy to spot them. They are the ones who write at a mid-high school level. The GED doesn't fool us; they are immature and unskilled. Sarah's PAC is overpaying them because they don't really respond to anything, they are easy to spot and they show their immaturity with every post.

    Note to the trolls: You have access to some nice money from Sarah's PAC. Why don't you consider using it for an education? You'll learn about the world, you might learn some things about yourself, and you'll be more qualified for a better job than just "hating on people." Sarah has all that money. Most people would use it to travel the world, expand their horizons, study and learn, do something that they always dreamed of doing. Think about it; you could be better and bigger than those silly comments.

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  21. Anonymous11:26 AM

    I agree, with the oath representative take impeach Cruz and Boner now!!!

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  22. Anonymous12:12 PM

    I will go to Salon and continue reading so far as I can stomach it. But I have sympathy for Bill Ayers. He was a rich self centered kid who promoted violence as a means for social change. Then his rich atty father Thomas Ayers, powerful in Chicago circles, saved his sorry but and ran interference for him. Sorry, Bill, too little too late. You could have spoken up during the election and clarified your relationship with Obama, clearly spelling out how thin the connection was. . .BUT YOU DID NOT. You just played cat and mouse and made a lot of vague comments that made things worse. This is a self seeker of attention, this Bill Ayers, nothing more. Worse, he has a second rate mind and is a mediocre writer. Were it not for his father he would never be where he is today. MicMac

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    1. Anonymous1:38 PM

      Every last one of them do this then write a tell-all.later. At our expense.

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  23. Anonymous2:26 PM

    It's the 1950s all over again. The ghost of Joe McCarthy looms over Congress: Raphael Eduardo Cruz, McCarthy the incarnate, and Sarah Heath Palin, McCarthy in drag.


    Granted the tea bagging upstarts in the House and Senate were probably not even born in the 50s but don't they read? Don't they know the history of our country and the enormous damage such a man as Joe McCarthy could reap as he sowed seems of suspicion and fear?

    Do they not know that McCarthy was forever vilified once a brave journalist (Edward R. Murrow) called him and his tactics out in the public for review and discussion?

    Sarah Palin has already been called a traitor, both here and abroad. And now she is doubling down with her man crush on "Ted" - Cruz control, yeah, how's that gonna work out for ya, Sarah? Pallin around with terrorists? You betcha.

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  24. Grrr !4:22 PM

    Lessons in who's a terrorist from a supporter of the AIP ?

    That's as crazy as considering the "abstinence" sex education espoused by A PIMP'S WIFE.

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  25. Bill.... IF there is anything we can help you with that will accelerate the permanent sealing of the Monkey Queen IN Monkey (bullshit) Mountain, just say the word... Bricks and all.

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  26. Anita Winecooler7:45 PM

    I;m putting this on my wish list. I liked reading the whole Salon article and would like to learn more about how his mind works. Maybe he'll spill some new info on be wigged blunder woman, now that her flame's flickering away.
    Go ahead, Sarah, Give him your best shot on Facebook, Fox, and the blog named after some dude who hit the pavement with his face.

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