Talking Point – Guilt by Association

October 9th, 2008

Lately the McCain campaign has been attempting to hammer home the idea that American’s should question Barack Obama’s character and judgment based on a tenuous at best association with William Ayers a former member of the Weather Underground, an organization that performed a series of bombings in the late 60′s in violent protest to the Vietnam war. McCain and Palin want American’s wondering whether or not Obama has the same radical views as those of the unrepentant but reformed domestic terrorist.

So, this begs the question. In a nation where the Justice system is supposed to be based on the principle that your innocent until proven guilty, is it fair, in a presidential election, to try and pin the radical beliefs of one man on a candidate simply because they happen to live in the same neighborhood and both worked on some of the same education boards?


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This week in Twitter

I’ve joined the ranks of Twitters for the last week or so and it is quickly becoming an obsession. In those few days I have begun following about 350 people and have gained a following of 150. If you don’t know, Twitter is like a cross between an instant messenger service and bloging. Your limited to only 140 characters per post and is sometimes called micro-blogging.
In the last week one of the things I have learned from Twitter is…

That@johnleonardo and a few others seem to have some odd obsession with President Obama’s teleprompter usage, even though it doesn’t appear as if he has used it any more than other Presidents before him. It might be that they are seeing it more because Obama actually talks to people on a regular basis. The have even created a fake twitter persona called @BOTeleprompter.
@michellemalkin: seems to have become the first celebrity to ever reply to one of my tweets. I’m not sure exactly how I feel about that. This is how it went.

@michellemalkinVery effective that almost all GOP house members have text of Dodd/Treasury/Obama provision in poster form/on paper. Driving the point home.
@vastvariety: @michellemalkin If it’s all Dodd and Obama’s fault what was Paulson and Bush responsible for in September when the first money went to AIG?
@michellemalkin:@vastvariety They all have dirty hands, and I have said so many, many times.
@vastvariety: @michellemalkin They do Indeed.

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