Monday, October 20, 2008

Get the facts...

From a Ohio Democratic Party mailed flyer:

McCain claim: "Senator Obama's political career was launched at a fundraiser hosted at Bill Ayer's home."
The fact: 'Barack Obama began his political career at this Ramada Inn (Ed note: next to a picture of a Ramada), not at Bill Ayers's home."

McCain claim: "Obama and 1960s radical Bill Ayers "palled around" and have a meaningful relationship."
The fact: "Multiple, independent fact checkers and investigative reporters have concluded that the link between Obama and Ayers is "tenuous" and that there is no evidence of any relationship."

The first neatly sidesteps the fact that Obama did indeed have a fundraiser at Ayers' home... Some quotes are provided as "proof" of the second, including "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" [CNN 10/5/08] (note: my emphasis).

Get the facts, heh!

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