“[I]n the world in which Obama moves, it would seem absurd and provincial to object to partying with an ‘unrepentant terrorist’. The Senator advanced and prospered in a milieu in which men like Ayers are not just accepted but admired for their ‘passionate participation’, and function as power-brokers and path-smoothers. This is a great country, and most of us (as Peter Kirsanow notes below) make it without having to kiss up to America-haters like Ayers and Wright. But not Obama.”