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Barack Obama Is Palling Around With Terrorist William Ayers

This New York Times story is an attempted whitewash of Barack Obama's long-time relationship with unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers. Stanley Kurtz of National Review Online explains why the article is a whitewash. Other trenchant critiques come from Abe Greenwald at Commentary's Contentions blog and Scott Johnson at PowerLine. Sarah Palin raised the issue at a Carson, Calif., rally Saturday and characterized Obama, fairly, I think, as "palling around with terrorists."

By Michael Barone