Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Couple of Bad Egg(heads): Obama and Ayers

by Janet Crain:
Barack Obama and William Ayers, unrepentant 60's radical Weatherman, were together in April 2002 on a panel. This was 7 months after Ayers publicly declared he wished he had bombed more. Obama's staffers indicate the two were in touch at least through 2005. When asked about their relationship, Obama dismissed Ayers as "Just a guy in my neighborhood". Neglecting to state they shared an office for three years in the 90's,served on numerous boards together and that his political introduction in Chicago was launched in Ayers' living room.

A public gathering sponsored by

The Center for Public Intellectuals& the University of Illinois-Chicago

April 19th-20th, 2002

Chicago Illini Union

828 S. Wolcott

2:15-3:45 p.m.IV. Intellectuals in Times of CrisisExperiences and applications of intellectual work in urgent situations.

William Ayers, UIC, College of Education; author of Fugitive Days
Douglass Cassel, Northwestern University, Center for International Human Rights
Cathy Cohen, University of Chicago, Political Science
Salim Muwakkil, Chicago Tribune; In These Times
Barack Obama, Illinois State Senator

"Just a guy in my neighborhood, a harmless weatherman.
Maybe I'll invite him to dinner at the Whitehouse." BHO

“Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents, that’s where it’s really at.”–Bill Ayers, Weather Underground, 1970“America is not a just and fair and decent place,” Ayers said in 2001. “It makes me want to puke.”

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