September 29, 2009

You mean a politician might not have written her own book?

By: Sonny Bunch

Oh noes!

Several questions naturally arise. Did she actually write those 400 pages? Please. Her peregrinations in the  couple of months since she quit her “day-job” do not exactly reflect a period of personal reflection and diligence.

You  mean a prominent politician with higher aspirations might not have been involved with the writing of their own book from start to finish? That’s unpossible!

With the deadline pressing, Michelle recommended that Barack seek advice from “his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers.”

To flesh out his family history, Obama had taped interviews with various family members.  Andersen writes, “These oral histories, along with a partial manuscript and a truckload of notes, were given to Ayers.” Andersen quotes a Hyde Park neighbor, “Everyone knew they were friends and that they worked on various projects together.  It was no secret. Why would it be? People liked them both.”

Andersen continues, “In the end, Ayers’s contribution to Barack’s Dreams From My Father would be significant–so much so that the book’s language, oddly specific references, literary devices, and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayers’s own writing.”
Now, I don’t have any idea if Barack Obama’s memoirs were ghost-written by unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. But given Andrew’s recent proclivity for absolutely unprovable conspiracy theories, you’d think he’d at least take a look into this, right?