Sunday, October 5, 2008

Desperation

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.

1 comment:

John said...

Jerry, In your exuberance over liberal politicians you have completely ignored well documented facts about Obama and William Ayers. Judge Ayers, Bill's father was a political kingmaker in Chicago for years. Bill Ayers is not currently a "respected member of the community". He may be that to the liberal academic community living there in Hyde Park but that is no definition of being respected. In fact Bill Ayers served as a mentor to BHO's beginning political career. BHO and Bill Ayers together wrote the bylaws etc, for the Wood foundation on which BHO and Ayers served as 2 of the 3 board members for several years. BHO then helped funnel state funds from Illinois legislature to that foundation which then funded an eventually disasterous" pay to go to school" failed Chicago school program. Open your eyes and see that unrepentant Bill Ayers was and undoubtably still is a close friend of Barack H. Obama. John D