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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-09-08 04:39 PM
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McCain Questions Obama-Ayers Relationship - NY Times (ugh)
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/09/mccain-qu... /

WAUKESHA, Wisc.—Senator John McCain joined in the attacks on Thursday on Senator Barack Obama for his ties to the 1960s radical William Ayers as he told an angry, raucous crowd that “we need to know the full extent of the relationship” to judge whether Mr. Obama “is telling the truth to the American people or not.”

Although Mr. McCain did not mention Mr. Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground, by name, his intent was clear in his response to a question from a participant at a town hall-style meeting here. The man told Mr. McCain that “we’re all wondering why Obama is where he’s at’’ and then asked, “Is there not a way to get around this media and line up the people he has hung with?’’

Mr. McCain responded: “Well, sir, with your help and the people in this room, we will find out, just as Senator Clinton said in the primary that we should find out about this association. Look, we don’t care about an old washed-up terrorist and his wife who still, at least on Sept. 11, 2001, said he still wanted to bomb more. You know, but that’s not the point here. The point is, Senator Obama said he was just a guy in the neighborhood. We need to know that’s not true.’’

At this point, the crowd in the Center Court Sports Complex booed furiously.

Although Mr. McCain questioned Mr. Obama’s ties to Mr. Ayers in a televised interview last spring, he has refrained from attacking Mr. Obama for his association with Mr. Ayers in the public arena of the general election campaign. Until now he has left those attacks to his campaign operatives and his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin. Ms. Palin appeared with Mr. McCain at the Waukesha event.

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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-09-08 04:42 PM
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1. Keep it up, McFuckwad, maybe somebody in your Neanderthal crowd
will decide to be a hero and save us from the "menace" of Obama--that's what you're going for, isn't it?
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