While Palin is eager to associate with homeschoolers, Obama is trying to distance himself from the past life of sixties radical Bill Ayers. It isn't going to be easy.
Ayers radical education agenda is just as troubling as his past attempts to bomb government buildings and civilian homes through Weather Undergound. Stanley Kurtz has done extensive reasearch and publicized his findings in the Wall Street Journal. It's worth reading to understand exactly why Ayers is still a problem despite Obama's new claim that Ayers had been "rehabilitated" from his 1960's crimes.
Obama is obviously a poor judge of character. On September 11, 2001 Ayers said, "'I don't regret setting bombs, I feel we didn't do enough.'' When asked if he would do it all again Ayers said, "'I don't want to discount the possibility,''
Andy McCarthy of NRO updates today with more info from an interview Ayers did in 2006 with "The Revolution" the voice of the Communist Party. Ayers actually believes that the "the right wing" control all three branches of government. You have to be pretty far left to think that Congress is "right wing." He laments, however, that the left does not have control of the schools and the economy. Ayers is now focusing on the schools.
Trading bombs for books, Professor Ayers has now entered the world of academia training the next generation of teachers in revolutionary politics. Ayers also helped launch the political career of Barack Obama from his Chicago home.
Here's a Fox interview with John Murtagh that explains in detail the relationship between Ayers and Obama. Murtagh's home was bombed by Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground in 1970. According to the video, the association between Ayers and Obama also extends to their wives. It turns out that before she was married to Barack, Michelle Obama, worked at the law firm of Sidley and Austin; coincidentally, so did Ayers radical wife Bernadine Dohrn. The law firm hired Dohrn despite being turned down by the Bar Association character committee for her criminal activity. Barack Obama joined the same law firm a year later. A bit too cozy for my comfort.
Voters beware. This may well be the topic that forces me, and I suspect a lot of others, to hold our noses and vote for McCain. In any case, it will likely make the next debate a lot more interesting than the last one.