No, Bill Ayers didn’t visit the White House

posted at 6:21 pm on October 30, 2009 by Allahpundit

One commenter has already made the accusation and I’m seeing it pop up here and there on Twitter, so let’s knock this down before it spreads and more people embarrass themselves. The White House released its visitor logs in response to 110 disclosure requests this afternoon; among the requests, unsurprisingly, were Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright. Also unsurprisingly, both of them turned up in the logs. Why is that not a surprise? Because:

There’s an important lesson here as well. This unprecedented level of transparency can sometimes be confusing rather than providing clear information.

A lot of people visit the White House, up to 100,000 each month, with many of those folks coming to tour the buildings. Given this large amount of data, the records we are publishing today include a few “false positives” – names that make you think of a well-known person, but are actually someone else. In September, requests were submitted for the names of some famous or controversial figures (for example Michael Jordan, William Ayers, Michael Moore, Jeremiah Wright, Robert Kelly (“R. Kelly”), and Malik Shabazz). The well-known individuals with those names never actually came to the White House. Nevertheless, we were asked for those names and so we have included records for those individuals who were here and share the same names.

Scroll through the records and see for yourself. “Jeremiah Wright” checked in at the visitors’ office, no doubt as part of a tour. So did one of the two William Ayerses; the other one has a different middle initial than Obama’s bombmaking pal from Chitown. Even without that information, though, just think: Why would The One needlessly risk a PR nightmare by having that turd over to the White House? If there was something he wanted or needed to chat with him about, that’s what telephones (and intermediaries) are for. I realize some people are extra, er, “credulous” about all things Ayers, but come on.

Do take a moment to skim the visitor logs, though. I haven’t double-checked, but according to Patrick Ruffini, the name that appears most frequently on there is — surprise — demagogic SEIU thug-in-chief Andy Stern.


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JJKRN on October 30, 2009 at 6:23 PM

If something’s too amazingly good to be true…

BadgerHawk on October 30, 2009 at 6:24 PM

Ayers prefers “visiting” the Pentagon.

red winger on October 30, 2009 at 6:25 PM

“…..alright you guys, who signed in the entry log as Jocelyn Furbush?”

portlandon on October 30, 2009 at 6:25 PM

No, Bill Ayers didn’t visit the White House

yet

upinak on October 30, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Alright, I’ll man up and apologize for jumping the gun on the other thread. Sorry.

elduende on October 30, 2009 at 6:28 PM

There’s an important lesson here as well. This unprecedented level of transparency can sometimes be confusing rather than providing clear information.

Sorry this didn’t pass the gag reflex test. Who the hell does the filthy lying coward think he is to have this kind of crap put out there? I don’t care who made it to the official logs, which undoubtedly have been scrubbed. That’s not the only way to get in to the West Wing.

highhopes on October 30, 2009 at 6:28 PM

Alright, I’ll man up and apologize for jumping the gun on the other thread. Sorry.

elduende on October 30, 2009 at 6:28 PM

Go to your room. No dinner for you, no dessert and NO Trick or Treating. We are going Catholic this year!

upinak on October 30, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Scroll through the records and see for yourself.

You want me to click on a White House website and get my ip flagged by the children running that place?

Thanks but no thanks AP, I’ll take your word for it.

Knucklehead on October 30, 2009 at 6:31 PM

No, Bill Ayers didn’t visit the White House

It is the current resident at 1600 Penn. Ave. that worries me most.

fourdeucer on October 30, 2009 at 6:32 PM

Breaking: SF Mayor Gavin Newsome drop out of CA gubernatorial race.

http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/capitolalertlatest/026677.html

So now we only have one flake running.

Mark1971 on October 30, 2009 at 6:32 PM

upinak on October 30, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Lol. Allah took me the woodshed.

elduende on October 30, 2009 at 6:32 PM

“Why would The One needlessly risk a PR nightmare by having that turd over to the White House?”

To help write Obamacare….

Seven Percent Solution on October 30, 2009 at 6:33 PM

Bomber Billy Ayers doesn’t have to visit the White House. His number-one, chief disciple of totalitarian treason and tight buddyroo Osama Obama can reach out to him any time he wants. Same with “Rev” Jeremiah Wright and the rest of the goons who, singly and together give us a true picture of who and what the President is.

I have no doubt a triumphal entrance is planned for Ayers and the rest when the Chicago Jesus’s plans come to fruition. They’ll be at a White House reception honoring Yugo Chavez and Mad Mahmoud.

MrScribbler on October 30, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Alright, I’ll man up and apologize for jumping the gun on the other thread. Sorry.

elduende on October 30, 2009 at 6:28 PM

You’ll never be a Legacy Media journalist with an attitude like that.

BadgerHawk on October 30, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Why would Ayers the terrorist and Wright the hater visit the White House?
They live there already, inside Obama’s brain

macncheez on October 30, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Mark1971 on October 30, 2009 at 6:32 PM

Well, the fact that I didn’t even realize he was running is probably a good indicator of Newsome’s prospects.

highhopes on October 30, 2009 at 6:39 PM

Andy Stern should cause some concern.

txag92 on October 30, 2009 at 6:39 PM

BadgerHawk on October 30, 2009 at 6:38 PM

I know, my instincts are good, but apologizing after I get caught out there just kills my chances at Slate, Kos, and MSNBC.

elduende on October 30, 2009 at 6:41 PM

It’s just easier for BO & MO to hang out with the Dohrn-Ayers at their Chicago homes.

redwhiteblue on October 30, 2009 at 6:42 PM

It’s amazing. According to a fairly reliable investigation, Marilyn Monroe managed to “slip in” to the White House a “time or two” to entertain the Kennedys. And I suspect that Monica Lewinsky made her way to a secluded spot or two unnoticed. Those are just TWO of what have undoubtedly been MANY. Do you think they “logged in”??

GoldenEagle4444 on October 30, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Duly noted, Ed. No more Twitter observations on that one for me.

acleaver on October 30, 2009 at 6:46 PM

Racist

Mason on October 30, 2009 at 6:48 PM

It’s amazing. According to a fairly reliable investigation, Marilyn Monroe managed to “slip in” to the White House a “time or two” to entertain the Kennedys. And I suspect that Monica Lewinsky made her way to a secluded spot or two unnoticed. Those are just TWO of what have undoubtedly been MANY. Do you think they “logged in”??

GoldenEagle4444 on October 30, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Don’t forget Clintoon’s other squeeze, Eleanor Mondale. Read the Starr Report.

Del Dolemonte on October 30, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Of course Billy the Bomb Ayers didn’t “visit.” He’s virtually part of the family.

Saying Ayers merely visits the White House is like saying Chelsea merely visited the White House when Slick and The Pantsuit were selling the Lincoln Bedroom and staining the upholstery.

viking01 on October 30, 2009 at 6:49 PM

AP my dear
Plz warn us in big red letters about links to whitehouse/government websites
We just don’t know what kind of germs we might endup with

……………

on our computers ofcourse

macncheez on October 30, 2009 at 6:49 PM

I know, since they don’t really know each other that well, Bill C Ayers was visiting the White House (as a tourist) hoping he could convince Obama he was Bill A. Ayers, and force Obama to turn over some of the Dreams of My Father royalty money..

ParisParamus on October 30, 2009 at 6:49 PM

I say follow the NY Times and Salon model. Post the smear. Let it simmer. Then correct it a month or two after he leaves office.

faraway on October 30, 2009 at 6:50 PM

How do we know Bill Ayers didn’t visit the White House? Last time we toured the White House in August, at least three small groups were escorted past barriers we were not allowed to cross (ground floor, just before the stairs). Tour groups may be a way to get folks in without drawing unwanted attention.

ROCnPhilly on October 30, 2009 at 6:52 PM

Have some fun

Go to

http://www.howmanyofme.com

It says there are 25 Bill Ayers in the US and 106 Jeremiah Wright. I didn’t find a way to add a middle initial.

journeyintothewhirlwind on October 30, 2009 at 6:54 PM

There are 5 people in the U.S. named Michelle Malkin.

faraway on October 30, 2009 at 6:57 PM

There are fewer than 114 people in the U.S. with the last name Pundit.

faraway on October 30, 2009 at 6:58 PM

All I am saying is that while both names sound like there would be hundreds of possibilities that in actuallity it would be very possible to research them and catch the WH in a lie if you are so inclined.

journeyintothewhirlwind on October 30, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Haven’t we heard the “he’s not the Bill Ayers I once knew” story before?

njpat on October 30, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Right, like Malik Shabazz is such a common name.

GunRunner on October 30, 2009 at 7:12 PM

I’m throwing the BS flag on this one…..

roux on October 30, 2009 at 7:12 PM

It gets harder if Ayers goes by William. Then it jumps to 545. But I would look at how he signs his books and if how he is listed in the University Directory. William is one of those names that if you don’t like it, you rarely use it.

journeyintothewhirlwind on October 30, 2009 at 7:14 PM

The Whine still has His Blackberry, (or is that now a berry-of-color) so He can be in touch with Wright & Ayers that way.

rbj on October 30, 2009 at 7:16 PM

And then the resident math majors can figure the odds of knowing 2 people, not related, with the same names who are both important enough to get access to the WH under the same President.

Like I said. Have fun.

journeyintothewhirlwind on October 30, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Where do I get a Bill Ayers halloween mask?

Cybergeezer on October 30, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Maybe Ayers didn’t come in the front door!!

canopfor on October 30, 2009 at 7:30 PM

What’s the most amazing is that the White House, and people on the left, have to make a big deal about this, like it is a big deal, like it is simply awesome fabulous! Considering that Obama promised transparency, yet stonewalled for months, this should be shown as Obama being shamed.

William Teach on October 30, 2009 at 7:38 PM

Sadly, if they had visited, what would have happened? Media would have brushed it off, they do not consider either Ayers or Wright to be controversial based on their previous coverage.

bluemarlin on October 30, 2009 at 7:41 PM

He wouldn’t have signed in under his own name anyway. He’d use his pseudonym, Splodey McNailbomb.

Jim Treacher on October 30, 2009 at 7:42 PM

He wouldn’t have signed in under his own name anyway. He’d use his pseudonym, Splodey McNailbomb.

Jim Treacher on October 30, 2009 at 7:42 PM

And wifey Bombina Biachiwitch

macncheez on October 30, 2009 at 7:46 PM

This unprecedented level of transparency can sometimes be confusing rather than providing clear information.

There is nothing confusing about this corrupt administration’s unprecedented level of transparency.

jdkchem on October 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Bill Ayers was there, he just signed in as Smitty Werbenyeagermanjensen.

He was #1.

Daggett on October 30, 2009 at 8:02 PM

EXACTLY, 7%, exactly! Thank g-d I’m not the only one with that screaming in my head…

thebookkeeper on October 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Everyone knows Bill Ayers signs into places a Che Von Stalinpants and Rev. Wright as Turd Ferguson.

Rbastid on October 30, 2009 at 8:32 PM

Also the Angela Davis was not THAT Angela Davis

The_Lid on October 30, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Barry doesn’t even know Bill Ayers, anyways. He’s just a guy who live in the same neighborhood.

Good enough for me.

Really Right on October 30, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Somebody alert Sean “Bill Ayers” Hannity! Quick! This is material for at least 3 months.

Decider on October 30, 2009 at 9:12 PM

Who would ever believe Shabazz would step one foot in the white house! The man is a part of the new black panthers, hates whitey and the Jews!!!
Did you also hear B.O a Christian? Say other wise, you could end up with a visit from the man!
Don’t tell me words don’t matter,..said Mr Liar Man .

christene on October 30, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Why would The One needlessly risk a PR nightmare by having that turd over to the White House?

You’re probably right that the Bill Ayers didn’t visit the White House, but your PR nightmare theory is hardly what I would call compelling. Have you been reading your own blog?

Ronnie on October 30, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Bill Ayers was in Washington recently… remember the ambush? He was with the Secretary of Education too…

ninjapirate on October 30, 2009 at 9:39 PM

Didn’t Ayers particpate in the bombing of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972? Maybe he met him there. It was like old times.

njpat on October 30, 2009 at 10:04 PM

•There are 1 or fewer people in the U.S. named Malik Shabazz.

Johan Klaus on October 30, 2009 at 10:08 PM

Why would The One needlessly risk a PR nightmare by having that turd over to the White House?

I don’t know, why would barry appoint avowed marxists to white house czarships? Because he thinks he can do anything he wants?

Anyone who thinks the msm will suddenly become fine Americans and turn against this fascist is deluding themselves.

peacenprosperity on October 30, 2009 at 10:16 PM

they do not consider either Ayers or Wright to be controversial

ayers is an expert on education and wright is a bible scholar.

Bwahahahahahahahaha

Suckers!

peacenprosperity on October 30, 2009 at 10:18 PM

There are 1 or fewer people in the U.S. named Malik Shabazz.

Johan Klaus on October 30, 2009 at 10:08 PM

They needed to have a strategy meeting, there are elections coming up.

njpat on October 30, 2009 at 10:26 PM

Does anybody REALLY believe that these names aren’t the “real” people indicated? I know Ayers & Wright are common names, as is Moore, but come on…I don’t know anybody that gullible!

MsUnderestimated on October 30, 2009 at 10:39 PM

Ahhh but the “Transparicy starts 11/01/09—Anything before that does not count—–
/sarc

Ladywolfnl on October 31, 2009 at 1:38 AM

Not very articulate for a Harvard man to allow someone with this name or Jerimiah Wrights name to visit White House.

Maybe like everything else it just a damn lie.

bluegrass on October 31, 2009 at 10:00 AM