"Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin expanded her attack on Democrat Barack Obama's character Monday to include his relationship with an incendiary former pastor as well as his ties to 1960s-era radical Bill Ayers.
In the process, Palin toned down her description of the Obama-Ayers relationship after her weekend remarks were criticized as exaggerated, but at the same time she embarked on a discussion of Obama's relationship with his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., which Republican presidential candidate John McCain had signaled he did not want to be a part of his campaign."
With the addition of the Ayers non-story to their political narrative, the McCain campaign has sunk to a new nadir in the final frenetic weeks leading up to the election. Trying to forge a connection between Obama and Ayers' past radicalism is pure theatre of the absurd. And hey -- does Palin really want to talk about "terrorism" given her own much more substantial link to an Alaska secessionist party, that being considered, well, you know, uh... treason? Well, okay.
(Illustration by Victor Juhasz, Rolling Stone)