Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ayers Book: Obama Was a 'Family Friend'

Former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers describes Barack Obama as “a neighbor and family friend in the new edition of his book Fugitive Days.
Funny how this is only coming out now, isn’t it?In a new afterword to his 2001 book, Bill Ayers, former leader of the 1960s radical group Weather Underground, describes President-elect Barack Obama as a “family friend” and denies he wished his group had set off more bombs in the 1960s.

Ayers, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, adds few new details about his relationship with Obama in the afterword to Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Anti-War Activist. The book is being reissued this month.

“We had served together on the board of a foundation, knew one another as neighbors and family friends, held an initial fund-raiser at my house, where I’d made a small donation to his earliest political campaign,” he writes.


1 comment:

  1. "Ayers: Obama a 'family friends'" from Patterico reports that in the afterward to domestic terrorist cum education professor, William Ayers says that in fact, Barack Obama was a family friend. Obama also wrote a glowing review of one of Ayers books - and Ayers mentioned Obama in one of his books as a 'writer in the neighborhood'.