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

Obama/Ayers: Palin DID handle that well! – UPDATED October 6, 2008

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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