I hope it comes back to haunt John McCain, CZ...because it's the same kind of campaign that George Bush ran against him in 2000. AND we have evidence that McCain actually sat as an ADULT on the board of a racist group.
After pointing out that Obama was eight years old when Ayers' planned the attacks, Begala believes "guilt by association" attacks are dangerous territory for McCain.
Begala said, "This guilt by association path is going to be trouble ultimately for the McCain campaign. You can go back -- I have written a book about the candidate. A dozen researchers go through him. I didn't even put this in the book. John McCain sat on a baord.
"It was the U.S. Council for World Freedom. It was chaired by a guy named John Singlaub who wound up involved in the Iran Contra scandal. It was an ultra conservative right-wing group.
"The Anti-Defamation League, in 1981 when McCain was on the board, said this about this organization. It was affiliated with the World Anti-Communist League, the parent organization which ADL said had increasingly become a gathering place, a forum, a point of contact for extremists, racist and anti-Semites."
This video is from NBC's Meet the Press, broadcast October 5, 2008
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AND, if we want to really get down and dirty..
Back in the day, Sarah Palin obviously had no problems carrying water for Wasilla's far-right fringe. Of course, these days, she doesn't want to have anything to do with these old friends (and Team McCain is intent on making sure you don't know about them, either).
So it probably was not just a coincidence that Sarah Palin posed with that article from the John Birch Society's house organ for that City Council portrait in 1995. After all, Palin's base of support included the community's far-right fringe element that likely sent the piece across her desk in the first place. And as we can see, she pandered to them in all kinds of ways
THE LITTLE GIRL BEING HELD IN THE MAN'S ARMS THAT YOU SEE DIRECTLY BEHIND SARAH PALIN IN THIS PHOTO HAS THE CORRECT IDEA. SHE'S COVERING HER HEAD AND EARS WITH HER HAND!
SURROUNDING HER ARE SHEEPLE WHO CAN'T UNDERSTAND THAT PALIN IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN DICK CHENEY!