Maybe when Sarah Palin claimed that she reads most, all, and any of the newspapers that are in front of her, she only meant the comic strips, because it’s funny how she concluded that “Obama is pallin’ around with terrorists” after reading an article from this weekend’s New York Times. CNN reported that:
The New York Times article cited by Palin concluded that “the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers.” Other publications, including the Washington Post, Time magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, The New Yorker and The New Republic, have said that their reporting doesn’t support the idea that Obama and Ayers had a close relationship.
I guess Governor Palin hasn’t read these other newspapers and magazines yet.
The CNN Fact Check verdict for Palin’s claim is as follows:
Verdict: False.There is no indication that Ayers and Obama are now “palling around,” or that they have had an ongoing relationship in the past three years. Also, there is nothing to suggest that Ayers is now involved in terrorist activity or that other Obama associates are.
I also worry that poor Sarah was absent from school on the day that she was supposed to learn that adding an “s” to the end of a word means that there is more than one. I’m sure that the good Governor would be SO embarrassed to learn that she accidentally suggested that Obama is pallin’ around with two or more terrorists. Whoops! That’s ok, Gov, we know you are just trying your best!
It looks as though the McCain camp is going to go full-speed ahead with the Ayers story. Perhaps this is their October Surprise, or at least one of them.