The Pajama Medias superstar and not-so-swift “Marathon Pundit,” a/k/a John Ruberry, engages in a little not-so-swift-boating of Barack Obama:
Now a (gasp!) tenured education professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago, [Bill Ayers is] a campaign issue for Barack Obama.
Ayers was once a member of Weather Underground, an anti-war group that bombed public buildings to protest the War in Vietnam.
So what is the connection between Obama and Ayers that has Ruberry piddling in his pundit pants? Is Ayers a member of Obama’s campaign? Has Obama publicly praised Ayers and claimed him as a dear friend? Has he had sex with Ayers in a bathroom stall? Did they share a toothbrush? Er, no:
Ayers is The Woods Fund board chairman, and a young state senator, who like Ayers is living in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, is a fellow board member–that person of course is Barack Obama.
Obama and Ayers were on the Woods Fund board between 1999 and 2002. Other notable terrorist-sympathizers that have served on the Board of the Woods Fund include senior officers from UBS, BP and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, as well as the President of McCormack Theological Seminary, all of whom I guess must now renounce all participation in politics, apologize for their lapses of judgment, and just go into hiding forever.
What’s next? Obama was seen speaking to someone who is a next door neighbor to someone who went to school with Ted Kaczynski? I think Ruberry has spent too much time playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.