Hillary’s chief spokesman, Howard Wolfson, notes:
In Case You Missed It: “Obama once visited ’60s ‘terrorists’.” Read more.
Referring to this story:
In 1995, State Senator Alice Palmer introduced her chosen successor, Barack Obama, to a few of the district’s influential liberals at the home of two well known figures on the local left: William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
While Ayers and Dohrn may be thought of in Hyde Park as local activists, they’re better known nationally as two of the most notorious – and unrepentant — figures from the violent fringe of the 1960s anti-war movement.
(Also note that Dan Riehl found that Ayers wrote about Obama as his neighbor in a 1998 book.)
Hmm. Criticism that “Obama visits with terrorists” would work better for Hillary if her husband hadn’t, you know, pardoned them:
In 1999, the Clinton adminstration cravenly offered pardons to 16 hard-core, remorseless terrorists of the Puerto Rican terror group Armed Forces for National Liberation – the FALN. (Two of them rejected the deal.)
During the 1970s and ’80s, the FALN waged a war against the people of the United States that included 130 plus bombings. Their most heinous attack was the January 1975 lunchtime bombing of Fraunces Tavern here in New York City. It killed four people, including… Frank Connor, 33.
Chalk this up as another line of criticism that won’t work for Hillary, but will work for McCain.
UPDATE: Ha! A comment over at Ace’s: “Unless McCain is a complete idiot, he’ll drive this one like a stolen Ferrari.”