Obama/Ayers: Palin DID handle that well! – UPDATED

Ann Althouse first made the observation, and she linked to a reporter shouting a question and Palin answering. You’ll want to go see it before it – like the SNL skit on the sub-prime markets/financial crisis – gets pulled. Because we live in an era where anything that doesn’t fit the narrative gets pulled.

And let me point out that it is not President George (the “evil nazi who is squashing our civil rights”) Bush or anyone in his administration, who keeps doing all this information yanking and video disappearing. Just thought I’d mention that. Can’t be mentioned enough. What puzzles me is how Democrats who care about free-speech can consent to and stand for what is becoming Standard Operating Procedures on the left: if it hurts the cause, it never happened. Things get erased and disappeared, pretty regularly, these days. Seems wrong, doesn’t it? Why is no one on the left speaking up? If nothing else, the issue of FREE SPEECH should be one upon which both left and right can agree.

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has a plausible theory on why the skit has been pulled. It involves billionaire Democrats.

Anyway, in case the video does get pulled: The reporter asks Palin what she thinks of the AP calling her “palling around with terrorists” remark as “racially tinged.”

PALIN: The Associated Press is wrong. The comments are about the association that has been known but hasn’t been talked about. And I think it’s fair to talk about where Barack Obama kicked off his political career, in the guy’s living room. And he, of course, having been associated with that group, a known domestic terrorist group, it’s important for Americans to know. It’s really important for Americans to start knowing who the real Barack Obama is.

Now, read Stanley Kurtz: (h/t Ace)

Obama was perfectly aware of Ayers’ radical views, since he read and publically endorsed, without qualification, Ayers’ book on juvenile crime. That book is quite radical, expressing doubts about whether we ought to have a prison system at all, comparing America to South Africa’s apartheid system, and contemptuously dismissing the idea of the United States as a kind or just country.

As you know, our friend Joseph, in the comments, said Palin went “over the line” in daring to bring this issue up. For some weeks now, it has been “over the line” to say pretty much anything negative about Obama. And of course, racist, to boot. But really, what is “over the line” or “racist” about bringing up the fact that Obama’s ties to Ayers and Dohrn go back over 20 years. Apparently Obama doesn’t read the news? Had no idea who and what Ayers was when Michelle Obama booked him to speak?

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  • GM Roper

    I haven’t liked Obama since I first heard him talk about hope and change with no way to get there from here. Since then, nothing I’ve heard has made me like him any more.

    Palin*McCain… Oh, wait…

  • http://web.mac.com/writecoast/iWeb/Site/Blog/Blog.html PeggyMcGilligan

    Sarah Palin’s Starbucks visit also created quite a stir. Starbuck’s Quote #287: “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women,” first appeared on coffee cups during Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency, about a year ago. The message was rather clear: vote for Hillary, or suffer eternal damnation. For Starbuck’s to make it public, it must have had intrinsic social value. But speaking of old news did you know, Madeleine K. Albright, the quote’s originator, may or may not even believe in hell? According to my sketchy knowledge of theology, hell is a tenet of the Christian religion.

    So, only Christian women who failed to vote for Hillary will be thrown into the pit. Madam Albright is a convert to the Episcopal Church. But believe you me, even though the church is a Christian denomination, certainly no real Episcopalian believes he or she shall be consigned to that place, much less a special place where the wicked are punished for declining to vote for Hillary. According to Ms. Albright, “Though I am flattered that Governor Palin has chosen to cite me as a source of wisdom, what I said had nothing to do with politics.” Were Madeleine to be believed, it’s just something she bellowed from a motel room window that miraculously found it’s way onto a paper cup. The tortures of the damned; the tortures of the damned: http://theseedsof9-11.com

  • marybel

    If anyone wants to see the deleted SNL skit, there is a link that works in the comments at Malkin’s site…commenter ‘msunderstanding’ captured it. It is within the first nine comments. You can also watch it on HotAir, again in the comments, near the end of the first page. I had read Ed Lasky’s American Thinker piece on the Sandler couple and find Michelle’s theory more than plausible. They are very wealthy and very powerful and were very upset over the SNL skit… a tad too close to the truth, I suspect.

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  • CV

    Well, as happy as I was yesterday to hear both McCain and Palin roll out their straight talk about Ayers as well as the Dems role in the Fannie/Freddie fiasco (McCain’s comments about the latter in his speech yesterday were just superb)…

    I still think the timing of the economic meltdown worked against them. All day yesterday we heard about the stock market continuing to plummet and the spread of the disaster to the foreign markets. People are more anxious than ever (after the past couple of weeks that’s sayin something) and to hear McCain and Palin talking about Ayers just fell kind of flat (like fiddling while Rome burns). I found myself wondering whether they were wasting their bullets…

  • Gayle Miller

    Abortion is the sacrament of the liberal religion according to Ann Coulter and although I frequently disagree with her, in this case I am in full accord. The Catholic Church is explicit and firm on the subject and has made it a point to chastize prominent Catholics (Pelosi and Biden) on their “self-serving” interpretation of an immutable portion of Canon law for their own purposes.

    I don’t know what’s going to happen on 11/4 – I only know that I am praying more than I ever have prayed and I think that is all we can do. That and making sure everyone we know, including our own selves, quit fiddling around and get out there and VOTE. Those people who sat on their hands in order to teach the President and the Republicans a lesson are, in part at least, responsible for some of this mess!

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