Amazing because Ayers is a professor – which would make all the students he ever taught ‘pals’ of terrorists. A radical from the 60’s that if you didn’t live through or was not old enough to understand the time of free love – and popular opposition to the Vietnam War you probably would never understand. Ayers served his time and rightly so – we can’t go around placing bombs and attacking those because we disagree with them. His past aside – Ayers is making a useful contribution – a similar thing can be said of another former terrorist who is a regular contributor to Fox News – on the subject of Islamic Jihad. I wonder if that makes these guys – wait for it – pals of terrorists or – let’s go all the way – terrorist!

John McCain’s campaign released a new 90-second Web ad Thursday on Barack Obama’s relationship with 1960s radical William Ayers.

Ayers is referred to as a terrorist throughout the ad, as is his “friendship” with Obama.

“Barack Obama and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. Friends. They’ve worked together for years. But Obama tries to hide it. Why?” the narrator says before running off a litany of Obama’s links to Ayers and the former member of the Weather Underground’s actions.

“Obama’s friendship with terrorist Ayers isn’t the issue,” the narrator then claims.

“The issue is Barack Obama’s judgment and candor. When Obama just says, ‘This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood.’ Americans say, ‘Where’s the truth, Barack?’ Barack Obama. Too risky for America.”

McCain surrogates have been linking Obama to Ayers in recent interviews, as has Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who accused Obama of “palling around with terrorists” on Saturday. Ayers had been a consistent part of Palin’s stump speech, though she did not make mention of him Wednesday.

Obama’s running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, called the attacks leveled by the McCain campaign “mildly dangerous” and dismissed them as “malarkey” on Wednesday.

“You know, the idea here that somehow these guys are, once again, injecting fear and loathing into this campaign, I think, is mildly dangerous,” Biden said. “Look, this really is a case where, when you don’t have anything to talk about, attack. And it gets really over the edge.”

 Source: Politico