Dems: Everyone Is Linked to Ayers
Is Bill Ayers the new Kevin Bacon?
It turns out that many political figures have tangential links to Ayers, including both major parties’ presidential nominees. TWI’s Matt DeLong discussed McCain’s tie today, as reported in Time, and now the Democratic National Committee is emailing reporters with an item titled “Ayers Funder Tops List of McCain Endorsements.” The email flags this “key point” from a Huffington Post article:
Second on [McCain's endorsment] list … is Leonore Annenberg, currently the president and chairman of the Annenberg Foundation [and former] the “chief of protocol” at the State Department under President Reagan. If the last name sounds familiar, it’s because it also graces the name of the Chicago education board where Barack Obama and William Ayers sat in the room six times together.
Yes, it’s the politics of six degrees of separation. Kind of a mouthful, but this kind of pushback may help expose the absurdity of attacking senators — who interact with a lot of people — for their passing acquaintanceships.