The Captain has the latest implausible spin from Obama's campaign manager David Axelrod on the Obama-Ayers connection:
JIM ACOSTA: Now a college professor in Chicago, Ayers and Obama served together several years on a nonprofit board. And in 1995 Ayers hosted a coffee for Obama when the young community organizer was making his first run for the State Senate. At this point looking back, should he not have done that?
DAVID AXELROD: Well I mean, when he went, he certainly — he didn’t know the history.
ACOSTA: The Democratic nominee’s chief strategist David Axelrod maintains Obama at that time had no idea about Ayers’ violent past.
Well, at least Mr. Axelrod seems to be better versed in the extent of the Obama-Ayers relationship. Here is what he told Ben Smith of The Politico last February:
"Bill Ayers lives in his neighborhood. Their kids attend the same school," he said. "They're certainly friendly, they know each other, as anyone whose kids go to school together."
A POINT TO PONDER: Obama has pledged to meet foreign leaders without preconditions but with preparations. Let's hope the preparations are more thorough than the effort Obama put into researching his collaboraters like Ayers.
AND BTW: Obama and Ayers met in 1988. I can't quite prove it but I would sure like to bet on it.