Sunday, October 05, 2008

Palin/McCain campaign pushes subtle racial subtext with remarks about Ayers

Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin seems to have entered racially-charged territory in her remarks linking Obama to white, middle-class terrorist William Ayers.

As a certain news agency put it: " . . . though she may have scored a political hit each time, her attack was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext that John McCain himself may come to regret."

A prominent political analyst noted, "He wants everyone to think he is this big historic African-American candidate, but Ayers is going to make people think about the heyday of spoiled white middle-class terrorist-groups such as the Weather Underground and the Baader-Meinhof Gang."

"Crap," the distinguished analyst continued, "Meinhof's name was freaking Ulrike. That's like being called Brunnhilde or something. She might as well have been wearing a helmet with horns and singing the freaking Ride of the Valkyries."

People may start wondering, as another analyst put it, "Why is Obama black? . . . Other than providing 50 percent of his genes, his black father played no more than an absentee role as parent. So why does this man identify himself as black and not white, or at least as mixed race?"

Other political experts pointed out that Obama was only 12 when Bill Ayers' father became CEO of Commonwealth Edison, so the McCain campaign may come to regret this attempt to undermine Obama's black, underprivileged bona fides.

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