William Ayers Distances Himself From Obama

CHICAGO (AP) -- Vietnam-era radical Bill Ayers says he knows President-elect Barack Obama no better than thousands of other people in Chicago.

In an interview Friday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America," Ayers distanced himself from Obama. Ayers said - for example - the two didn't even meet before Ayers hosted an event at his home for Obama.

Ayers said the relationship was based on things like improving schools in their Chicago neighborhood - not on Ayers' political views.

In the new release of his 2001 memoir "Fugitive Days," an afterword refers to the two as "neighbors and family friends."


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  • by Buzz Erdly Location: IBX on Nov 25, 2008 at 11:43 AM
    Hoeeey! this one is fun.
  • by MIKE Location: Rocky Mount on Nov 19, 2008 at 01:59 AM
    BIG words hide stupidity. Better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak(or type) and remove all doubt.
  • by C on Nov 16, 2008 at 05:23 PM
    Bo: First of all, in spite of our differing opinions, a sincere "thank you" for serving our nation. It escapes me how someone that volunteered to defend our great capitalist country can defend and/or vote for a socialist. Nevertheless, I see that once again, you've chosen to side-step the issues I raised, instead preferring to try to make this about you and I. That alone tells me a lot. Clearly, we'll just have to agree to disagree and I'll leave it at that; you can even have the last word if you like.
  • by Bo Location: Deep Run on Nov 16, 2008 at 12:51 PM
    C: I am a moderate, veteran, NRA member that votes split ticket. I voted WB Jones and McCrory, amongst other "R's", fwiw. But, apparently anyone who does not buy hook,line, and sinker into "Hannity's America", is a "liberal to you and your ilk. You may measure how "right" of center you are when you repeat neo-con talking points ad nauseam; these are the "points" you regurgitate. Both parties have faults, but apparently you are blind out of one eye, the right eye. Please tell me what YOU have done to serve our nation, besides watching Fox news. Thank you.
  • by C on Nov 16, 2008 at 10:08 AM
    No, Bo, your "drama queen" comment did not hit close to home. It does seem that my last posting struck a nerve with YOU though, since you failed to actually address the points I made...all of which are documented facts that no amount of your sarcastic insults will change. So CONGRATULATIONS to you and your fellow libs. You've now started our nation on the road to socialism, a system that history has proven time and again to be wrong and a failure. Anonymous was correct in the advice he gave me, and so I'll take that advice and stop trying to give sight to one who chooses to be blind.
  • by Bo Location: Deep Run on Nov 16, 2008 at 08:32 AM
    C: Glad you got that out of your system! Maybe you and your fellow right wing/Rush worshipping fellow fringies are really smarter than everyone else, like y'all have been deluded into believing! Or perhaps the drama queen/hysterical commments hit a little too close to home?
  • by C on Nov 15, 2008 at 12:25 PM
    I'm sorry, Anonymous, but I just can't restrain myself ! I gotta say it ! Ah, yes, Bo, the MAJORITY of Americans. Would that be the hordes of fictitious / criminal record / deceased voters dreamed up [ and dug up ] by ACORN ? Or does that refer to the scores of people that let the mainstream media, Oprah, and liberal Hollywood do their thinking for them ? Then again, it COULD be a reference to the multitudes that ignored Obama's TOTAL lack of experience and qualifications just so they could turn it into a referendum on race. You want to talk about MAJORITIES? The MAJORITY of Jim Jones' followers drank the kool-aid, and how did THAT turn out for them ? Okay, I've gotten that out of my system; now I can go back to mourning for our nation. "Ill-informed ?" No. Just plain physically ILL?! Why, yes, since the 4th of this month, actually.
  • by Bo Location: Deep Run on Nov 15, 2008 at 09:23 AM
    You Repubs are a bunch of drama queens- "throwing the constitution on the burn pile". Gimme a break. If anyone was infringing (see, no need to get all weak in the knees and hysterical in your use of descriptive terms!)on the constitution it was your disaster George W. Bush. Remember, fringies, the MAJORITY of Americans have figured this out. You are the ill-informed few. Congratulations!
  • by C on Nov 14, 2008 at 08:39 PM
    To Anonymous: Thanks for that cold splash of reality; I guess I needed that! You're right. There's simply no reasoning with some folks. Obama's voters would'nt be swayed by logic or reason before the election; why should it be any different now ? Rush said it best : "It's easy to think like a liberal. It just requires the complete abandonment of common sense." Take care, amigo!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 14, 2008 at 08:11 PM
    To C: I think your wasting your breathe. You can't force a liberal to see the forrest through the tree's. Facts meannothing to them.Did you catch when Obama commented about when he would rule the country? I guess he figures on throwing the constitution on the burn pile and customize it to fit his radical left agenda.
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