Barack Obama’s connections to reprehensible former terrorist Bill Ayers are well known. However, Jack Cashill, who wrote the excellent book “What’s The Matter With California?” goes a little further than most people. He’s theorized that Ayers was actually the ghost writer of Obama’s “Dreams From My Father.”
Many people have poo-poo’d this theory, but Cashill thinks he finally has the smoking gun. It’s a video of Ayers admitting, out of the blue at Montclair State University, that he wrote the book. Watch it for yourself,
This story is starting to pick up steam across the blogosphere.
However, there’s one problem: Ayers appears to be joking.
It’s the last question of the evening; so Ayers has no chance to elaborate, but here are the words he deadpans,
“Did you know I wrote it, incidentally? I wrote that, Dreams from my Father (Voices in the crowd, “We know that.”). Yeah, if you could help me prove it, I’ll split the royalties with you.” (Crowd laughs)
Not only is Ayers making a joke, he’s making a joke at the expense of the people who claim he wrote the book. Granted, interpretations may differ, especially since Ayers’ delivery was very dry, but it’s a mistake to take that as some sort of confession.