After Thursday’s debate, Sarah Palin had a choice. She could finish out the campaign and try to remain the sunny face of neoconservatism in the hope that she could become a major leader of the minority party during the Obama Administration. Or she could become McCain’s Kamikaze attack dog. It looks like she chose the latter course.
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Saturday accused Democrat Barack Obama of “palling around with terrorists” because of an association with a former ’60s radical, stepping up an effort to portray Obama as unacceptable to American voters.
As even the McCain friendly AP notes,
While it is known that Obama and Ayers live in the same Chicago neighborhood, served on a charity board together and had a fleeting political connection, it’s a stretch of any reading of the public record to say the pair ever palled around. And it’s simply wrong to suggest that they were associated while Ayers was committing terrorist acts.
Nonetheless, Palin made the comments at two appearances in separate states.
We all know that an increasingly desperate McCain operation now believes it has no hope of winning unless they can convince America that Barack is some sort of closet Muslim/terrorist/liberal/”other”. I guess Sarah Palin is the designated messenger of these lies, since John McCain is too chicken-shit to take responsibility for his campaign’s dirty tricks.