Thursday, October 9, 2008

Spin Cycle: Barack Obama and 'terrorist' William C. Ayers

Ed Week attempts to sort out the fact from fiction surrounding Barack Obama's involvement with the Chicago Annenberg Challenge and "terrorist" William C. Ayers, a member of the radical Weather Underground.

In recent weeks, Obama's been taking some hits for his involvement with the group and Ayers. This Ed Week article by Dakarai I. Aarons examines the organization and its mission in Chicago Public Schools.

1 comment:

Spunky said...

The article stated,

"“The Annenberg Challenge records only serve to establish clearly that while Barack Obama and Ayers had occasional contact during Obama’s six years of service on the bipartisan board, they did not work closely together to exchange and develop policy ideas. In fact, as these same records show, Ayers attended a total six meetings of the board during the six years of Obama’s board service.”

What this article does not mention is that Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, worked with Bernandine Dohrn at the same law firm before she and Barack were married. Barack Obama joined the same law firm, Sidley and Austin, a year later and that's how he and Michelle met. Bernadine Dohrn is the wife of Bill Ayers and a member of the Weather Underground. The law firm hired Dohrn despite being turned down by the Bar Association character committee for her past criminal activity.

This association clearly goes beyond "occassional contact." It may not be all that the Republicans allege, but it is certainly is more than Obama is admitting.