The un-killable “Bill Ayers wrote Obama’s memoirs” conspiracy theory got a second (third? seventh?) wind this week after conservative blogger Anne Leary met Bill Ayers in D.C.’s Reagan National Airport.
[U]nprompted he said–I wrote Dreams From My Father. I said, oh, so you admit it. He said–Michelle asked me to. I looked at him. He seemed eager. He’s about my height, short. He went on to say–and if you can prove it, we can split the royalties. So I said, stop pulling my leg. Horrible thought. But he came again–I really wrote it, the wording was similar. I said I believe you probably heavily edited it. He said–I wrote it. I said–why would I believe you, you’re a liar.
He had no answer to that. Just looked at me. Then he turned and walked off, and said again his bit about my proving it and splitting the proceeds.
Convincing! Between the lack of recorded evidence or direct quotes, ruling out the possibility that Ayers would fool around with a blogger who wasn’t actually taping him, this is, indeed, compelling evidence.
If you want to see just how compelling, check the updates to Leary’s post, where she’s been linked by HotAir.com (whose Allahpundit writes it all off as a joke, albeit a traffic-getting one), Lucianne.com (where it’s a must-read) and a bunch of other conservative bloggers, as it also trickles into the comment sections of FoxNews.com.