OK, now its beginning to make sense. On CNN Today, Obama talking head Robert Gibbs said when the Democratic candidate met William Ayers in 1995, the Senator was the only adult in America who didn’t know that William Ayers was a terrorist. Forget the fact that when he was at Columbia his buddy was still involved in blowing up things in NY it was in all the papers. You can also forget about the fact that when Obama moved to Chicago, Ayers was constantly in the newspapers almost as a local hero, and his terrorist background was always discussed. Ladies and Gentlemen there is only one explanation, the Democratic candidate for President HAS NEVER READ A NEWSPAPER, either that or someone is telling a big fib. More of the story below:
Ignorance of Ayers?
Top Obama advisors tell CNN that, when they first met in the mid-1990s, Obama didn’t know of Bill Ayers’ radical past. It’s the first time they’ve said that, as far as I know. “In 1995, William Ayers held kind of a get-to-know you event at his place where he was introducing Barack Obama to the political culture there in Chicago when he was running for the State Senate for the first time. David Axelrod said that at that meeting Senator Obama was not aware of Ayers’ radical background. Is that true?” CNN’s John Roberts asked Robert Gibbs, who said it was true. On one hand, there’s nothing to contradict that line, and some plausibility. Ayers had faded from notoriety until, in an interview that — through bizarre coincidence — appeared in the September 11, 2001 New York Times, he spoke cavalierly about his bombings. He also had moved into a prominent civic role in Chicago for which it’s hard to think of an easy parallel for somebody with that kind of past. He is, for whatever reason, kosher in Chicago. (An analogy would be the Mayor of Phoenix having G. Gordon Liddy on an advisory board, say.) On the other hand, Obama’s not that young. He started at Columbia University, for instance, in 1981, when their names were certainly in the New York tabloids, which haved always loved the story of upper-middle-class radical cop killers. Kathy Boudin’s role in a botched, fatal 1981 Brinks roberry was huge news. Bernardine Dohrn was imprisoned in 1982 for refusing to testify against fellow Weather Underground members. And Ayers’ past was hardly a secret in Chicago, where he was regularly quoted as an ex-radical and ex-fugitive.