John and Sarah re-engage the Ayers discussion.
AllahPundit of Hot Air has video of Obama discussing this with ABC News. Key point - Obama claims that he first met Ayers "ten or fifteen years ago" (1993 to 1998) when they partnered up on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.
Left unasked and unanswered - how did they *not* meet in 1988? There was a major push for school reform in Chicago in 1987-88. Although he intended to leave his Developing Communities Project in May 1988 prior to entering Harvard Law School, per his autobiography (p. 289) Obama was involved in the school reform effort:
"The months passed at a breathless pace, with constant reminders of all the things left undone. We worked with a citywide coalition in support of school reform."
Yet Obama never met the fellow coordinating this 1988 coalition. And years later, after all his hard work in creating the Chicago Annenberg Challenge Bill Ayers graciously assented to Obama becoming chairman even though the two men had never met, Obama had no background in education, and no one had reviewed Obama's qualifications with Bill Ayers. Uh huh. Well, that is Obama's current story - let's see if they stick to that through the election.
CONTEXT: Andy McCarthy puts Ayers' radical "past" in context. Ayers never stopped being a radical lefty, he just changed tactics and adopted education as his vehicle for social change. Forget about bombs - how much of that philosophy does Obama share? It's hard to know since Obama keeps lying about the relationship.
SMALL WORLD: File under "I'll be damned" - in the early 80's Bill Ayers was studying for a degree in education at Bank Street College, less than a quarter-mile from Columbia, from which Barack graduated in 1983. Given Obama's interest in radicals and organizers its a shame they didn't meet then.