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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Palin Steps In It Again

Proving that she can actually read, though only select words, Sarah (you betcha!) Palin misrepresented an article discussing a loose connection between Barack Obama and William Ayers, a Vietnam-era member of the Weather Underground. The NY Times article points out that Obama knows Ayers through Ayers' work with the Children and Family Justice Center as well as their joint work as board members on an anti-poverty group Woods Fund of Chicago. Ayers also contributed the astronomical amount of $200 toward Obama's senate reelection. The Peach would like to point out (especially to Ms. "I only read the headlines" Palin) that Obama was eight years old when the Weather Underground was threatening federal institutions.

BUT, while we're on the topic of "associations," The Peach would like "the queen of inarticulateness" to explain John McCain's relationship with the white-supremacist Richard Quinn. It seems Richard Quinn, the editor-in-chief of Southern Partisan magazine (a magazine that believes African-American leaders are perpetuating a myth that Africans were dragged away from their home during the days of slave trading), was the South Carolina campaign leader, as well as political consultant, for the John McCain presidential run in 2000.

And if you want to talk about ironic, in 1990 Quinn praised the political campaign of Ku Klux Klan member David Duke, stating that the best way to reject politics-as-usual would be to elect a "maverick like David Duke."

Yes, Ms. Palin, it seems you "mavericks" associate with some very peculiar company.


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