The McCain/Palin presidential campaign seems to have a touch of desperation these days. Palin, on the campaign trail, has claimed that Barack Obama "pals around with terrorists." She is referring to the fact that Obama has a passing acquaintance with a guy who forty years ago was involved in violent anti-war activities. At that time he could indeed have been described as a domestic terrorist. Today he is a respected member of the community. Whatever he is or was, Obama’s fleeting contact with him can hardly be described as making them pals.
When a candidate for elective office makes such a reckless charge against their opponent it is usually because they have lost hope of winning the election by honorable means. From my perspective, both John McCain and Sarah Palin are too good of people to stoop to this kind of dirty politics. Certainly they have something better to say to the American people than to utter such a ludicrous statement.