I Can No More Disown Bill Ayers Than I Can Disown The Upper-Middle Class Liberal-Elite Bubble In Which I Now Live

Maybe it’s time for Obama to give a big come-to-Jesus red state-blue state speech to explain to America the cultural milieu in Hyde Park, Chicago that allows yahoos like Bill Ayers to remain unrepentant. It could be as groundbreaking as his Philadelphia race relations explainer!

Sample opener: “I have already deplored, in unequivocal terms, the actions of Bill Ayers that he perpetrated when I was 8. For some, nagging questions remain. Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sucked up to him during my initial run for state office? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely — just as I’m sure many of you have heard remarks from your Volvo-driving, bumper-sticker affixing neighbors, coffee shop clerks, or that ridiculously naive long-haired college-age nephew with which you strongly disagreed.”

But apparently McNasty is backing off that line of attack, perhaps to salvage his legacy in the midst of a foundering campaign, in which case he probably doesn’t deserve to win the presidency anyway . . .

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