Bill Ayers to righty blogger: Of course I wrote “Dreams from My Father”

posted at 9:30 pm on October 6, 2009 by Allahpundit

What’s more amusing? The fact that he’d tease a conservative by baiting her about the right’s Cashill/Andersen-fueled authorship suspicions, or the fact that the Examiner seems to think he was making an earnest, honest-to-goodness confession?

Note that this wasn’t even in response to a question. He simply blurted it out as soon as the interviewer identified herself as conservative.

Anne Leary of Back Yard Conservative was passing through Washington, DC’s Reagan National Airport yesterday, and was surprised to come across Bill Ayers at Starbucks: “scruffy, thinning beard, dippy earring, and the wire rims, heading to order.” She struck up a conversation with him and snapped the accompanying photo…

Ayers was in Washington, he told her, for a conference on education.

“That’s what I do, education,” he said. “You shouldn’t believe everything you hear about me… You know nothing about me.”

To which she responded, “I said, I know plenty–I’m from Chicago, a conservative blogger, and I’ll post this.”…

But he didn’t scowl, and didn’t run off as he has been known to do. Instead, unprompted, he blurted out: “I wrote ‘Dreams From My Father… Michelle asked me to.” Then he added “And if you can prove it we can split the royalties.”

Anne responded, “Stop pulling my leg!”

But he repeated insistently, “I wrote it, the wording was similar [to Ayers’ other writing.]”

Anne responded, “I believe you probably heavily edited it.”

Ayers stated firmly, “I wrote it.”

Anne ended the conversation by saying “why would I believe you? You’re a liar.”

Follow the link for the Examiner’s theory that being denied proper credit for the president’s book — which was published almost 15 years ago — may have finally triggered Ayers’s megalomania such that he could no longer suppress the truth during … a chance encounter with a blogger in an airport. Dude?

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When you’re already under the bus, it’s not that hard to make the wheels fall off.

applebutter on October 7, 2009 at 12:20 AM

Wow, wow! Some friends The One maintained during his days in Chicago. You couldn’t make this stuff up. No one would believe it.
We must vette or presidents more thoroughly in the future. My poor America.

FireBlogger on October 7, 2009 at 12:34 AM

Trust me on this one. He wasn’t doing anything other than trying to get some from a conservative woman. She is a beautiful woman and we all know that lib women are a little too hairy, intense and in your face for the average male. Come on people, he probably was telling the truth, but only because he thought wished he was going to get lucky.

bloggless on October 7, 2009 at 12:40 AM

Bill Ayers? Never heard of him.

- Charlie Gibson

faraway on October 7, 2009 at 1:03 AM

This is nothing new….oops, Glenn Beck pointed this out a YEAR AGO…I guess THIS was a conspiracy theory also, HUH?

nelsonknows on October 7, 2009 at 1:04 AM

Too “good” to be true.

But then again, he said “Guilty as Hell, Free as a Bird…”

Saltyron on October 7, 2009 at 1:07 AM

Does anyone find it funny that the Mega Lib buys coffee at a Starbucks? I mean he could feed a family of four for what he spends on a cup of joe at Starbucks. lol. These libs, you gotta love ‘em.

bloggless on October 7, 2009 at 1:08 AM

“That’s what I do, education,” he said.

Wow!!

I had no idea that bombing our own government buildings(over 20),planning the overthrow of our government,killing cops,and wanting to inflict genocide in America to the tune of over 25 million people for political reasons was “education”.

I guess by these standards, you could say Stalin was a “population organizer” when he was killing 10′s of millions of his own people.

How progressive!!!!!!

Baxter Greene on October 7, 2009 at 1:14 AM

I don’t know who wrote it. But I don’t believe Obama wrote it.

MCGIRV on October 7, 2009 at 1:25 AM


That’s what I do, education,” he said.

Yeah, Bill, but you do it crappy.

bloggless on October 7, 2009 at 1:38 AM

Maybe I am gulliable, but it did not sound like he was playing games with the women. He mentioned that Michelle told him to write it rather than Barack, which fits as something she would do. It appears that maybe he a bit resentful that he gets nothing for the best book he ever wrote while Barack takes all the credit and rakes in millions. His pointing out the simularites of the writing to his and the strong rejection that he just edited it, appears to betray some anger that he does not get recognition or compensation for what is his work. I would say he was hoping for a different outcome of the investigation and comparision of his writing and the books writing style, and it did not happen.

Ayers is a highly intelligent man, abet severily misquided. As such he probably well understands that Obama’s personality disorder will insure that he will distance himself from anyone that he feels will tarnish his own self image of greatness and being better than others. Ayers knows that he was the one that made Obama being president possible and yet even that is denied, along with any relationship beyond being nieghbors, and again, nothing to compensate him for what he did for Obama. Guess after what he said, there is even less hope of an invite to the whitehouse than before.

It may have been a moment of sour grapes, but now that it is out in the open, perhaps Arys will pursue regaining authorship, and letting Obama explain why he said he personally wrote the book. Ghost writters are nothing new or even shameful, but Obama went a lot further than just putting his name on the book, he used it to define himself. It may well do that, only not in the way Obama intended it to.

Franklyn on October 7, 2009 at 3:32 AM

Next, if we can only get him to admit that he’s proud of his (continuing) attempts and work toward destroying everything that’s good about this country and change it to mirror his fascist little commie loving world, we may be able to wake up a few more liberal dunderheads.

But then again, maybe not. Liberals will be liberals, and I’ll never accuse them of over thinking anything.

Spiritk9 on October 7, 2009 at 4:24 AM

Is Ayers realizing that the best book that he could ever write helped create a president who is now turning out to be the worst president in history? Is Ayers inner anti-war activist beginning to leak out, is he starting to have flashbacks to the 60′s? Is he reliving some bad drug trips nowadays?

Think about it. Bill Ayers cut his teeth on the anti-war movement and protesting Vietnam, so much so that he resorted to violence to oppose it. He skates on a technicality and is emboldened to become Mr. Education, a forum where he can now spout his anti-Americanism and inflict damage in covert ways. He writes, edits and gains skills as a writer, and gets tenure at a university–a liberal ticket to ride.

Fast forward now to how he likely wrote Obama’s book. Back then, Obama was a schluppy state senator. The book just happens to become part of the whole persona that is built up into the “O.” The “O” gets elected president, throws you under the bus and is now faced with the same decisions regarding war and troop decisions that Ayers protested back in the Vietnam era. Not only that, he may make the same decisions Ayers protested AGAINST.

In summary, how can Bill Ayers reconcile this within himself right now? He is a man torn between two paradigms–the vicious anti-war protestor and the eloquent writer who helped build a president. Caught in the middle of this dilemma is Mr. Barack Obama. It is no wonder that GEN McChrystals request has sat since August without action–part of the “deal” surrounding Ayers staying quiet probably involved something like, “If you ever repeat what happened during Vietnam, then it is going to be really hard for me to stay silent about this book.”

Bill Ayers is a man torn between his convictions–and that is a man who wants to talk. His next book is going to be “The Bus That Couldn’t Roll Over Me.”

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 6:42 AM

I could see Ayers as the real author but leading this lady on and then denying it to make conservatives look conspiracy minded. I could also see Ayers as a far leftist disappointed that Obama isn’t ending Bush era policies and not doing what they thought he would. Discredit Obama and damn the consequents. Crazy Joe Biden may be crazy but he’s as liberal as they come and knows how to legislate so Ayers may not care if he brings Obama down. Hell hath no fury like a Bill Ayers scorned.

deedledee on October 7, 2009 at 6:53 AM

All of this “crazy talk” is the liberal and MSM infection that you’re suffering. Of course the left wants you to think this is crazy conspiracy theory. Unlike conspiracy, this story has corroborated proof. A book citing sources–an independent (yet biased) literary analysis, and now the admission of the ghost writer–albeit tongue in cheek.

The same folks that want you to think this is crazy talk also want you to think that ACORN helps the poor.

Start thinking for yourself. Ask the questions. Contact the publisher–Random House, and ask them the questions that you want answered. Ask them if there are other books that they publish that aren’t written by the people who say they wrote them. Question their honesty, question their product, get them to go get the answers and defend this book. You don’t have to.

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 6:59 AM

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/10/how_the_vrwc_really_works.html

and even more analysis.

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 7:01 AM

He is under a lot of pressure, too. Ayers and his horrid wife Bernardine Dohrn are believed to have planned and executed the San Francisco Park Police Station bombing in 1970 that killed police sergeant Brian V. McDonnell and wounded several others. Efforts to bring them to justice have been underway for some time, as brought to light this past March in a National Press Club conference put on by Cliff Kincaid of America’s Survival.

Cliff’s guests included Larry Grathwohl, the FBI’s undercover agent who penetrated Ayers’ Weather Underground and produced this stunning testimony about Ayers’ plan to massacre 25 million Americans, retired S.F. policeman James Pera, first on the scene at the bombing, and veteran researcher Trevor Loudon.

Now, a recent exposé by San Francisco reporter Peter Jamison has revealed additional evidence, including testimony from other Weather Underground members, that Dohrn planted the bomb that killed Sgt. McDonnell.

Folks, Bill Ayers is a man on the run. He is a hobbling antelope being stalked by lions. He is bleeding and this display to Anne Leary the other day was him showing that he is wounded. There is blood and chum in the water and it would be right to go after it.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/10/ayers_admits_writing_dreams_1.html

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 7:03 AM

Ayers is just as much a Punk now as he was as a teenager. He kind of has that Polanski thing going on.

ronnyraygun on October 7, 2009 at 7:14 AM

But he didn’t scowl, and didn’t run off as he has been known to do. Instead, unprompted, he blurted out: “I wrote ‘Dreams From My Father… Michelle asked me to.” Then he added “And if you can prove it we can split the royalties.”

If only.

I think Ayers is furnishing rope….

drjohn on October 7, 2009 at 7:16 AM

Ayers is straining at the leash. He can’t sit idly by and watch the president that he wrote follow the same path that LBJ did in Vietnam. No sirree. Bill Ayers is headed back to Chicago and he’s getting out the bandanas, the OD green field jacket, the acid and all that stuff–he’s turning on a little Grace Slick with Jefferson Airplane, and he’s having himself a midlife crisis….and heading out to protest the president that he helped to build.

What inner drama he must be enduring. What torment.

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 7:23 AM

Ayers is throwing bombs to get more attention for future speaking engagements and perhaps another book.

Hey Ayers, try to come back to to Nebraska to speak and we’ll show you the road again.

yoda on October 7, 2009 at 7:34 AM

Ayers is straining at the leash. He can’t sit idly by and watch the president that he wrote follow the same path that LBJ did in Vietnam. No sirree. Bill Ayers is headed back to Chicago and he’s getting out the bandanas, the OD green field jacket, the acid and all that stuff–he’s turning on a little Grace Slick with Jefferson Airplane, and he’s having himself a midlife crisis….and heading out to protest the president that he helped to build.

What inner drama he must be enduring. What torment.

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 7:23 AM

Hard for a guy old enough to appreciate Lawrence Welk and Geritol commercials to have a mid-life crisis. Maybe an adult diaper life crisis.

Jeff from WI on October 7, 2009 at 7:41 AM

I’m sure Ayers is upset that the workers of Chicago were so let down by the president and his wife. Ayers may have owned some land that he could’ve sold for a princely sum to build the Bill Ayers Velodrome for the 2016 Olympics. Ayers envisioned the Chicago workers utopia, with new mass transit, low emissions, scholarly activity and the hustle and bustle of the collective. Now, his dreams dashed, Ayers faces the grim reality of the Chicago grime, crime and corruption that he, and others, have built their careers upon. Utopia is now gone, and the president whom he helped write is following the warpath he so vehemently opposes.

It simply has to be tormenting.

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 7:42 AM

He lied about one thing:

“That’s what I do, education.”

Bill Ayers does indoctrination. Chicago’s public education ‘system’ is in shambles. If that’s what he does, I want no part of it.

clorensen on October 7, 2009 at 7:42 AM

Maybe an adult diaper life crisis.

Jeff from WI on October 7, 2009 at 7:41 AM

60 is the new 40, isn’t it?

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 7:43 AM

But then again, he said “Guilty as Hell, Free as a Bird…”

Saltyron on October 7, 2009 at 1:07 AM

“I wrote ‘Dreams From My Father… Michelle asked me to.” Then he added “And if you can prove it we can split the royalties.”–Ayers

Speaks for itself. As per royalties, he’s been paid.

Of course he’s baiting her. But what better bait to dangle than the real thing? And his point is, PROVE IT.

THAT would be the distraction, accepting his challenge to “prove” what’s already been accomplished so far as scholarship is concerned. More to the point, ask exactly how “practical” is scholarship, given the Ayers’ effect on education. The proof is in the pudding, and Obama has been discredited. That’s reality. Ayers blurting is to create a furor over Obama’s spilled milk in order to blame whoever notices the mess for having spilled Obama’s milk. Just making hay for the heck of it. “Guilty as Hell, Free as a Bird…”

maverick muse on October 7, 2009 at 7:56 AM

Ayers is throwing bombs to get more attention for future speaking engagements and perhaps another book.

yoda on October 7, 2009 at 7:34 AM

Yep it is all about making money just like Limbaugh, Beck, and the other nutters on Fox News. When Republicans understand that they will be able to go into the arena with the grownups.

Decider on October 7, 2009 at 8:04 AM

Decider on October 7, 2009 at 8:04 AM

Oh, so Limbaugh and Beck built bombs, huh?

Yep, like I said before….Ayers, try to come back to Nebraska to speak and we’ll show you the door again!

yoda on October 7, 2009 at 8:43 AM

Imagine, people trying to claim they won’t a nothing book…bizarre.
Most writers would be ashamed to have written that piece of trash.

right2bright on October 7, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Good gravy, Obama is going to have a headache today with this story.

It plops him right back into comparisons with Palin.

Funny!

AnninCA on October 7, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Ayers is a terrorist, who has Obama’s ear, but he isn’t a sub-room temperature IQ kinda guy…if he were, he would have been convicted of the actual terrorist crimes he did commit, instead of enjoying a relationship with the POTUS.

AUINSC on October 6, 2009 at 11:04 PM

He wasn’t convicted because of F.B.I. misconduct. I don’t know what his I.Q has to do with it.

Buy Danish on October 7, 2009 at 9:07 AM

He was being a smart ass but also telling the truth. I don’t believe for a moment that Obama wrote those books. Cashill’s analysis seems to be dead on.

echosyst on October 6, 2009 at 10:35 PM

Agreed.

citrus on October 7, 2009 at 9:07 AM

AnninCA on October 7, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Umm nope. Authorship fraud is a category all unto itself.

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 9:21 AM

He was telling the truth and he was baiting and it really doesn’t matter except in the entire story that is Barack Obama which has yet to be written and will not be written, probably, until after that sick Ayres man is dead.

Barack Obama has not done a damn thing that has required work and dedication of the kind, that for him, would have been writing a book. There is no way. Ayres strikes me as struggling with the fact, that despite the guy in the WH, he is not a shining star. He is not allowed in Canada, for goodness sake and there are alot of people who see him as scum.

Poor guy.

ORconservative on October 7, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Is Ayers realizing that the best book that he could ever write helped create a president who is now turning out to be the worst president in history?

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 6:42 AM

You are forgetting Buchanan and FDR.

Vashta.Nerada on October 7, 2009 at 9:27 AM

As usual AP misses the mark. Except in this case he doesn’t even recognize the target.

Cashill’s analysis is so good that Obama’s Protective Shield aka the MSM has not even tried to debunk it. Ayers’ statement has apparently convinced some fools that he did not write Dreams. In a country with a professional media the authorship of Dreams would be investigated.

Basilsbest on October 7, 2009 at 9:30 AM

You are forgetting Buchanan and FDR.

Vashta.Nerada on October 7, 2009 at 9:27 AM

sorry, i went to public school

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 9:34 AM

I guess by these standards, you could say Stalin was a “population organizer” when he was killing 10’s of millions of his own people.

Community Organizer

oldleprechaun on October 7, 2009 at 9:58 AM

oldleprechaun on October 7, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Stalin: organize them head to toe, toe to head, rows of 10, x 10 feet deep.

Organized.

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 10:04 AM

This story has been hanging around for about three weeks. Christopher Anderson’s bio of Michelle and Barack was the first salvo confirming the speculation. Then Cashill’s work followed up the bio. Now the real author can’t keep a lid on it anymore.
Why not admit he was the author? I am amazed that this didn’t get out sooner, especially from Ayers. The question is; what did he get out of this deal? Certainly not fame, because he had to keep quiet. Did Obama share any money with him? We know that Obama is a not the sharing type. Sarah’s book just was announced and it hit #1 on two book sellers’ lists and the book hasn’t even been printed yet. Sarah had a collaborator and that lady is named and sharing in the profits. There is no secret there.
Honesty is the best policy and apparently Obama doesn’t practice it. Little Billy is figuring out that he isn’t going to get anything out of the deal he had with Obama. I don’t think he likes it much.

BetseyRoss on October 7, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Good grief. Does this story pass the smell test to anyone? Has anyone ever heard of this blogger before?

Man, some people are gullible.

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 10:12 AM

That’s awesomely awesome. So, either Bill Ayers intentionally lied to someone based on their ideology, or he wrote Obama’s book.

Either way, it just proves what a class act he is, and by extension, Obama is.

hawksruleva on October 7, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Good grief. Does this story pass the smell test to anyone? Has anyone ever heard of this blogger before?

Man, some people are gullible.

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 10:12 AM

So shoot the messenger? Does it matter if we’ve “heard of her” before?

No one ever heard of Matt Drudge before a little ditty ’bout a girl named Monica either.

This story does pass the smell test. Read Cashill’s work. Read Anderson’s account of the writing of Mr. Obama’s book. Then put it all together and there are some big questions that remain.

What did Random House know, and when did they know it?

What did Bill Ayers get, and when did he get it?

Why did Mrs. Obama ask Mr. Ayers to help write this book?

Are there any other books by Random House Publishers that are NOT written by the authors who are listed as the primary author?

Is there any proof that Obama could have possibly written a book with such high literary quality as this one? There is scant little evidence that he possesses the writing skills necessary to do so.

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 10:21 AM

What would Bill Ayers have done in his radical days to a traitor to the Movement who was exposing the Leader to the pigs?

Maybe a pipe bomb?

Let’s hope one of his fellow activists will do us a favor and perform the literary equivalent of such a device to his career.

Gary Hart gave the media a challenge, and he ended up destroyed by his Monkey Business.

Bill Ayers needs to be hounded until his complicity in this fraud, and Obama’s duplicity in this malfeasance are exposed.

Beyond the MSM’s ability to IGNORE.

Like ACORN and Giles and O’keefe.

profitsbeard on October 7, 2009 at 10:23 AM

Like the birther question, does it really matter if Obama wrote the book or not? He’s the President now. I doubt he’ll be impeached because he used a ghostwriter.

hawksruleva on October 7, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Like the birther question, does it really matter if Obama wrote the book or not? He’s the President now. I doubt he’ll be impeached because he used a ghostwriter.

hawksruleva on October 7, 2009 at 10:25 AM

The accumulation of chinks in his MSM-burnished armor help pierce the illusion, which can only help defeat his destructive intentions for our nation.

Impeachment is not a likelihood, but political impotence is achievable.

Hammering away from every angle is necessary to stop this jug-eared Juggernaut.

profitsbeard on October 7, 2009 at 10:29 AM

Like the birther question, does it really matter if Obama wrote the book or not? He’s the President now. I doubt he’ll be impeached because he used a ghostwriter.

hawksruleva on October 7, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Oh but yes it does matter.

Did it matter when Oprah gave props to that dudes book “A million little pieces?” Yes, it did. Did it matter once the book turned out to be fraudulent? Yes it did.

Authorship is a matter of trust, just like a presidency. If a leg of the Obama stool that got him elected consisted of a potential fallacy of him being an “accomplished author,” then the debunking of that fallacy undermines Obama’s presidency. Didn’t the same thing happen to Nixon, when he could no longer be trusted, his presidency collapsed.

It is neither a good thing to have a president who may engaged in literary fraud nor a country who turns a blind eye to it. The truth shall find a way, whether we look for it or not. I suggest we look for it. If you or I engaged in this behavior we could be penalized harshly, it is a breach of contract.

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Bill Ayers wrote it. And in his comments to Anne he is messing with everybody, including Obama. He is fixated on the Cashill/Andersen blogs. He wants this to be a big story, a much bigger story than it is. He knows if he were simply to claim authorship then the full weight of Obama political-complex would gather to crush him. He may very well be Andersen’s confidential source for all he will do is drop hints about his powerful but shady accomplishment — a source for great pride but also great political disruption — in the ambivalent hope that this secret will be exposed.

John E. on October 7, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Good grief. Does this story pass the smell test to anyone? Has anyone ever heard of this blogger before?

I can’t speak for Ayers’ motivation for saying what he did. But if you’re asking if the story itself passes the smell test – meaning the description of the encounter, the photo, the quotes, etc. – then yes, it does. I don’t think Anne Leary made the whole thing up. Do you?

Missy on October 7, 2009 at 10:41 AM

http://www.veteranoutrage.com

why is this piece of trash even walking the streets?
This TERRORIST should be deported to iran..

you piece of garbage..

veteranoutrage on October 7, 2009 at 11:15 AM

A former girlfriend of mine said, “Tell people the truth and they will never believe you.”

This may apply in this case…

mcra99 on October 7, 2009 at 11:18 AM

In the summer of 1981, he was either broke in New York… according to his book…or touring Indonesia & Pakistan as he later claimed. Sounds as if the Dreams were indeed Ayers’…

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.4446/pub_detail.asp

mdgwiz on October 7, 2009 at 11:39 AM

thanks for moving this to the top row. This story needs to get out there. There is blood in the water.

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Bill Ayers is an allegorical (not Al Gore) figure of what is wrong with this country. He could be titled “Head Up Ass Syndrome”. This is a classic, shallow, Sixties criminal that took the big step from wanting to be over the edge to actually acting on those impulses. Forty years later, and this sorry waste of skin is still where he was back in his bomb throwing days, much like the anarchist parallel of Keith Richards as a has been rock star.

The fact that B.O. surrounds himself with this type of criminal, and then refutes that he even knows them just shows the true colors of the elected POTUS (and it goes way beyond black and white). Ayers should be doing time in a cell next to Manson. Manson had more dedicated followers, and that’s about the only difference. Instead, he is a flipping professor teaching impressionable students and on the talk show circuit flaunting his stupidity. HUA syndrome at full throttle.

Hening on October 7, 2009 at 11:49 AM

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 10:12 AM

So what if this reporter isn’t well known? By that standard ACORN would never have been exposed at Big Government. Have you read Cashill’s analysis? I have no doubt that Ayers wrote the book.

Did it matter when Oprah gave props to that dudes book “A million little pieces?” …
ted c on October 7, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Good comments. As an aside, Oprah sure is a sucker for frauds, isn’t she?

Buy Danish on October 7, 2009 at 11:55 AM

I suggest the crack in the Obama veneer is Michelle. There is apparently a connection between Ayers and MO that goes much deeper than “neighbor”. I’m not suggesting anything non-platonic either. I mean a political or ideological connection. My guess is Barack simply entered Michelle’s life and her connection to Ayers came with her.

Do we know MO’s full bio? We’ve all been focused on the Magic Man. Maybe we should examine the lady behind the curtain.

BobMbx on October 7, 2009 at 12:00 PM

For the record, I think it is highly plausible that Bill Ayers had something to do with Dreams. I also think it is highly implausible that Ayers suddenly told the truth to an obscure blogger in the middle of a busy airport.

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Allah is ignoring the significance of Ayer’s authorship just having been reported in Andersen’s new biography. It was “a neighbor” who told Andersen. So who could that neighbor be? Who is “just a guy in the neighborhood”?

Cashill speculates that it was likely Ayers who told Anderson, which makes it a lot less surprising that he would tell others as well. The lid on his megalomania didn’t finally just blow off in a chance encounter with a blogger in the airport, as Allah scoffs. He told a biographer and got it published.

What is Allah’s schtick? Is he out to become the next Charles Johnson, condemning anything vaguely “conservative” that he can think of some twisted way to characterize as looney?

He did the same thing with the Mecca orientation of the Crescent of Embrace memorial to Flight 93, calling it “truthery” to look at something so esoteric as the direction the memorial faces, even though he knows full well that facing Mecca is THE central symbol of Islam. A crescent that Muslims face into to face Mecca is called a mihrab, and is the central feature around which every mosque is built. Thanks to Michelle’s mistake of handing this portfilio off to Allah, that world’s largest mosque is still on track to be built atop the crash site.

One LGF is enough.

Alec on October 7, 2009 at 12:06 PM

So what if this reporter isn’t well known? By that standard ACORN would never have been exposed at Big Government. Have you read Cashill’s analysis? I have no doubt that Ayers wrote the book.

Buy Danish on October 7, 2009 at 11:55 AM

First of all, she isn’t a reporter, she is a self-described blogger. What are her conservative credentials? I doubt they are as credible as Andrew Breitbart’s. Why are you so ready to believe such an implausible story from someone you never heard of before?

Yes, I’ve read Cashill’s analysis. I thought it was weak, but I’m no expert in writing analysis – nor is he. I don’t find Cashill a credible source on this subject at all.

The facts behind the publication of Dreams are very fishy to me. I’ve read the book and it does not strike me as Barack Obama’s authentic voice, now that I have seen and heard him a million times and seen some of his other known actual writings. I’m perfectly willing to believe that Bill Ayers wrote the entire book, or helped Obama with it, or edited it, or just gave him a few ideas and phrases for it. I’m willing to believe that someone else not named Bill Ayers helped him with it too. I’m not willing to accept any of this as fact without same substantial analysis by a real expert in the field or some eyewitness accounts. Nor should anyone else.

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 12:09 PM

this issue just was discussed by Rush.

Sounds like worthy of some questions to me.

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 12:12 PM

I also think it is highly implausible that Ayers suddenly told the truth to an obscure blogger in the middle of a busy airport.

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Why is that implausible? I don’t think he was focusing on her “obscure status”. He is not a thoughtful person who keeps his secrets close to his vest. Indeed, he has a record as a blabbermouth and braggart.

It must drive him absolutely insane with jealousy that this book has brought Barry so much success, and must be bursting with the desire to make his role public so he can bask in the glory. As with all egocentric Socialists and sociopaths, it’s ultimately more about his ego than his tired revolutionary goals. He’s also probably unhappy with Barry’s performance right now and may figure he has nothing to lose by bring him down.

Buy Danish on October 7, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Of course he was joking, but if he did write it (and I am pretty sure he had a hand in it at a minimum) it shows a guilty conscience. If Bill Ayers has a conscience. Maybe it just shows even small “c” communists like royalties too.

Mr. Joe on October 7, 2009 at 12:16 PM

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 12:02 PM

I am confused about your position. Just for the record, is it your opinion that Ayers didn’t say the things Leary quoted him having said, or that he said them, but he didn’t mean them?

Your previous post seemed to be questioning the blogger’s credibility in general. That’s why I’m confused.

Missy on October 7, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Narcissists are liars. Pathological ones.
Every narcissist I have known & currently know (& it’s a few) are egotistical, pathological liars that lie for the sake of lying bcs the truth is no longer interesting enough to repeat & bcs the lies they spin prop up their own bloated self-image.
When a narcissist gets angry about something, they want the truth out-
I look for Ayers to say more things in the future-unless BO gives him an important govt appointment, which may be enough to shut him up for a little while, but not forever.

Badger40 on October 7, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Aw, c’mon, I’m sure Barack was “present”!

NickelAndDime on October 7, 2009 at 12:40 PM

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Crossed post…

First of all, she isn’t a reporter, she is a self-described blogger. What are her conservative credentials? I doubt they are as credible as Andrew Breitbart’s. Why are you so ready to believe such an implausible story from someone you never heard of before?

What does it matter what her credentials are? I can’t say for a fact that this happened, but I don’t think it’s all that implausible that an impulsive person like Ayers would do something impulsive and confess to a stranger. And it wasn’t Breitbart who brought down ACORN. He was just the vehicle for presenting work done by two non-”journalists” without official “credentials”. What about Glenn Beck? He’s not a “journalist” either.

Yes, I’ve read Cashill’s analysis. I thought it was weak, but I’m no expert in writing analysis – nor is he. I don’t find Cashill a credible source on this subject at all.

Cashill used experts on writing analysis to develop and support his theories. He didn’t invent these out of whole cloth.

The facts behind the publication of Dreams are very fishy to me…

Of course they are!

I’m not willing to accept any of this as fact without same substantial analysis by a real expert in the field or some eyewitness accounts. Nor should anyone else.

As I noted earlier, “substantial analysis” has been done by “real experts”.

Buy Danish on October 7, 2009 at 12:40 PM

For you Allahidiot

Media Mum On Dreams Fraud

http://www.cashill.com/intellect_fraud/media_mum.htm

inchdeep on October 7, 2009 at 12:43 PM

It didn’t occur to me that Obama might have stiffed Ayers when it came to the money — not that a committed Marxist would have any use for it, right? Ayers must be mad as hell — he finally writes something that sells millions, is read by millions, garners tremendous press, and is celebrated as a literary phenomenon — but he’s invisible while his protégé soaks up the glory and the bucks.

Right in character for Obama.

Heh.

cheeflo on October 7, 2009 at 12:49 PM

I am confused about your position. Just for the record, is it your opinion that Ayers didn’t say the things Leary quoted him having said, or that he said them, but he didn’t mean them?

Your previous post seemed to be questioning the blogger’s credibility in general. That’s why I’m confused.

Missy on October 7, 2009 at 12:25 PM

I think it’s plausible that Ayers said what Leary reported, but he was almost certainly pulling her leg. He has been asked directly about writing Obama’s book before, and said pretty much the same thing. It isn’t plausible to me that he actually wrote the book and then casually admitted it to a total stranger in an airport.

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Bill Ayers is a liar and a Marxist revolutionary, who would say and do anything and not feel any twinge of conscience about it if he thought it was advancing the cause of revolution. If he did give Barack Obama some ideas for his book –or even wrote the whole damn thing – he most likely did so freely, and is perfectly happy to have Obama take the credit for all of it because Obama has used the book to advance the revolution.

Ayers thinks conservatives are human filth. As soon as Anne Leary identified herself to him as a conservative, he was not going to say anything to her that was true.

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 12:58 PM

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 12:58 PM

If he did give Barack Obama some ideas for his book –or even wrote the whole damn thing – he most likely did so freely, and is perfectly happy to have Obama take the credit for all of it because Obama has used the book to advance the revolution.

That may have been the plan 15 years ago before it occurred to Ayers that Barry would end up as President of the World (although I would imagine some advance money changed hands).

Ayers thinks conservatives are human filth. As soon as Anne Leary identified herself to him as a conservative, he was not going to say anything to her that was true.

This is not unlike expecting Charles Manson to behave rationally.

Buy Danish on October 7, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Who cares what this murderer thinks. He’s a steaming pile.

Jeff from WI on October 7, 2009 at 1:13 PM

It isn’t plausible to me that he actually wrote the book and then casually admitted it to a total stranger in an airport.

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Thanks for clarifying.

I think it’s entirely possible that he both wrote the book and said those things to Leary and National Journal. In fact it sounds right up his alley. He has spent a lifetime lying, dissembling, distracting, and proudly claiming to have done things for which the government failed to convict him. “Guilty as sin, free as a bird.” It is all of a piece. He is as unreliable a liar as he is a truthteller. That is his MO.

Anyway, memo to any leftist in the future who is trying to hide something: just confess it to a conservative blogger. Or, if you are a conservative, confess it to a lefty blogger. That will mean you couldn’t possibly have done it.

Missy on October 7, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Anne Leary responds here and talks about Allah’s post:

More. AllahPundit is skeptical. Well y’all at HotAir I read you all the time. And I think AllahPundit is especially astute. Of course Ayers is messing with us. He’s messing with Obama too. I think he wanted plausible deniability. But I think he wants credit. Whether he wrote it or not, I think he wants credit. And I actually do now think he wrote it. But if no one believes him now that would be funny too–because he’s cried wolf all these years and has no credibility left. Now that he’s ratting out Obama it could be all bets are off. Maybe some of Ayers old partners in crime will be persuaded by Rahmbo to rat him out. Whatever. You decide, but I don’t think this is the end of it.

Buy Danish on October 7, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Buy Danish on October 7, 2009 at 1:07 PM

My rank speculation has always been that Ayers admires Obama greatly and still does, and was most likely a significant player in Obama’s eventual embrace of himself as a black man. I highly doubt he is stewing with resentment that Obama used his book to promote his political career. After all, Ayers launched Obama’s political career in his home, and was there in Chicago on Election Night. It is more likely that Ayers sees Obama’s election as the culmination of much of his life’s work. He would like nothing better than to see the “right wing” get all distracted and run off on a Holy Grail search for evidence that he wrote Obama’s book, while Obama proceeds to dismantle our capitalist economy and sell the U.S. out to all of our foreign enemies.

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Buy Danish on October 7, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Boy, that is a lot of inference based on a two-minute encounter at an airport.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Boy, that is a lot of inference based on a two-minute encounter at an airport.

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Perhaps, but so is this:

He would like nothing better than to see the “right wing” get all distracted and run off on a Holy Grail search for evidence that he wrote Obama’s book, while Obama proceeds to dismantle our capitalist economy and sell the U.S. out to all of our foreign enemies.

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Missy on October 7, 2009 at 1:46 PM

rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Think of all the people whose love or admiration ultimately turned to hate or disgust or jealousy or envy. It happens every day.

I think we can manage to multi-task and both keep Obama at bay and search for evidence that Ayers wrote Barry’s book.

BTW, it’s a fun time to revisit “Fight the Smears”

Boy, that is a lot of inference based on a two-minute encounter at an airport.
rockmom on October 7, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Really? The only thing which struck me as speculative was about Rahm. I thought the rest was spot on, particularly her funny observation about the boy who cried wolf. This is not just based on one two minute encounter – Anne Leary has been writing about Ayers and Obama all along.

Meanwhile, you speculated about Ayers’ role in shaping Barry’s image as a black man. How is okay to make that inference?

Buy Danish on October 7, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Bill Ayers is a man torn between his convictions–and that is a man who wants to talk. His next book is going to be “The Bus That Couldn’t Roll Over Me.”

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 6:42 AM

Folks, Bill Ayers is a man on the run. He is a hobbling antelope being stalked by lions. He is bleeding and this display to Anne Leary the other day was him showing that he is wounded. There is blood and chum in the water and it would be right to go after it.

ted c on October 7, 2009 at 7:03 AM

What inner drama he must be enduring. What torment.
ted c on October 7, 2009 at 7:23 AM

Thanks ted c for the great links. This so-called autobiography of his is the lynchpin for all the claims of his so-called “singular literary genius”. If this leg is knocked out from under the stool, his mythos and his mundane reality will finally begin to converge.

RD on October 7, 2009 at 2:08 PM

Good gravy, Obama is going to have a headache today with this story. It plops him right back into comparisons with Palin. Funny!

AnninCA on October 7, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Sarah’s book just was announced and it hit #1 on two book sellers’ lists and the book hasn’t even been printed yet. Sarah had a collaborator and that lady is named and sharing in the profits. There is no secret there.
Honesty is the best policy and apparently Obama doesn’t practice it. Little Billy is figuring out that he isn’t going to get anything out of the deal he had with Obama. I don’t think he likes it much.

BetseyRoss on October 7, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Once again Sarah Palin may end up driving an important story, directly or not. Palin may be the one to unravel the Barack Obama administration, through no fault of her own, merely by publishing her own book.

The MSM and late-night comedy shows won’t be able to resist making the comparisons. (Unless the story peaks too soon, and they restrain themselves voluntarily – DANGER alert!)

When the comparisons are being made, THAT’s when this story needs to be aired. As a defense against the charge that there’s anything better about Obama’s autobiography than Palin’s.

Me, from the other day:

As stated above, he’s certainly a literary genius, but probably not the kind of genius the left thinks he is. He’s a literary genius for mimicking the sophisticated literary style of a man he ostensibly met the same year he published his own autobiography, which he had reportedly spent the previous 5 years writing. Yes, that is quite a feat. Just not the feat we hear hosannas being sung to him for on a regular basis.

By the time this is all over, the other side may be reduced to cat-calls of “my ghostwriter’s better than your ghostwriter”. (The countercharge, which I agree with: fraud’s WORSE than full disclosure!)

RD on October 7, 2009 at 2:17 PM

Bill Ayers needs to be hounded until his complicity in this fraud, and Obama’s duplicity in this malfeasance are exposed.

Beyond the MSM’s ability to IGNORE. Like ACORN and Giles and O’keefe.

profitsbeard on October 7, 2009 at 10:23 AM

My rank opinion: Don’t drive the story to peak yet. Be ready, but don’t push it over the edge. Wait until the MSM and the denizens of late-night talk shows are in full comparison mode between an self-authoring ‘literary genius’ like Obama vs. a dumb hick like Sarah who needs – gasp! – a ghostwriter. They won’t be able to help themselves, unless they’re tipped off.

Then spring the trap by publicizing the allegation. That way the MSM has no choice but to report on it, since the allegation is a legitimate defense against their attack. Its use as a defense is also the perfect antidote to the charge of ‘ulterior motive’, which the MSM would be only too happy to sell otherwise, since no one can legitimately pin the charge on someone when their only motive is to defend themselves from vicious charges made by others…

I’m afraid if the story peaks too early they simply won’t make the comparison, in an attempt to keep the story quiet, and there it will stay unless something else kicks it into full gear.

On Ayers: He’s best employed as a kind of corroborating witness once the story is rolling, not as Patient Zero. If he’s the lead on this story, I’m afraid the storyline will descend (in the MSM’s capable hands) into a “he-said she-said” farce that pollutes the clarity of the information that needs to be conveyed.

RD on October 7, 2009 at 2:31 PM

Last point on Mr. Ayers: If he thinks it’s bad now, can you imagine what it’s going to be like once the media machine is in full swing and all his A-list buddies, Manhattanites and Washingtonians start juxtaposing these two books, yapping to each other about Obama’s greatness by comparison to Sarah Palin on cocktail the party circuit? That’s tough for anyone to bear. It’s bad enough to tolerate an absolute comparison, but the relative comparison to Sarah Palin ought to drive anyone of his persuasion over the edge, when the wrong person is being credited.

RD on October 7, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Obama almost certainly did not pay Ayers any kind of fee for Ayers’s help writing Dreams. Ayers motivation was to help a fellow traveler, and Ayers didn’t need the money. Ayers comes from a lot of money. His father Tom Ayers was CEO of Commonwealth Edison. Tom Ayers actually got Ayers’s wife Bernadine Dorhn her job at Sidley & Austin where she met Michelle Obama in the 80s. ComEd was an important client of Sidley, and Dorhn otherwise could not get a job because she was not admitted to the Illinois bar due to her past criminal history. The same year (1995) Ayers plucked Obama from nowhere to oversee the spending of $100,000,000 in the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, so do you really think Ayers would ask for a couple bucks for the literary work on the side? Besides, Dreams did not sell. It was a flop until Obama got the keynote at the 2004 Democratic Convention.

Ted Torgerson on October 7, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Kidding always reveals something.

rlwo2008 on October 7, 2009 at 2:58 PM

I guess he is also having trouble during this economic downturn. This guy should be retired to a jail cell somewhere.

gleep on October 6, 2009 at 9:42 PM

“Oh Bomber” should be doing at least the same prison time as Charles Manson. They both conspired in murder, but didn’t actually commit them, at least based on what’s out there in the public domain.

Instead, Ayershole gets a comfy life and a shot at indoctrinating kids in his commie drivel on a large scale.

Sweet_Thang on October 7, 2009 at 3:09 PM

I agree with “nelsonknows” input – Glen Beck said this months ago on his show. Glen is doing a very nice job of connecting the dots on the I-bama administration. One of these days the “fringe” media will kick themselves in the ass for missing the story of the century.

whatzit2u on October 7, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Big thanks to Cashill and Rusty Humphries. I believe Ayers wrote this.

Any conservative who pooh-poohed this while NOT looking at the facts better reacquaint themselves with the forensic facts.

Facts will get you to the truth. I’m not running away form this or the Birth Certificate. No matter what Michael Medved says!

Gob on October 7, 2009 at 3:52 PM

No person in the history of mankind since he emerged from the water in our oh so distant evolutionary past has looked more like a flaccid penis than Bill Ayers.

alliebobbitt on October 7, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Allahpundit – one note about the “dude” portion of your post above.

Are you taking into account the recent press about Andersen’s “sources”?

I’d say there’s reason for Ayers to be ruminating about his contribution or others speculations about his Dreams collaboration.

Reason to yank the chain of a self-professed right blogger – and to yank it whether he wrote any portion of it or not, helped O or not.

I don’t doubt the conversation took place, odd as it was.

He might say it if true and he might say it if false, and either for the same motivation – as a taunt.

SarahW on October 7, 2009 at 5:12 PM

f you can’t mock ‘conservatives’ who can you mock, right? Mission accomplished, Bill! Next time tell them about how you were in the Kenyan hut that B. Hussein was born in!

simplesimon on October 7, 2009 at 5:14 PM

I’ll say it again:

I think, still, that Ayer’s was using the bluff of telling the truth in order to seem to be a liar, while still telling the truth.

I think it must rankle Ayers that the Anointed One is getting all the toys based, partly, on a book which Ayers “wrote”.

Dhuka on October 7, 2009 at 5:45 PM

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