Saturday, June 07, 2008

The New F.O.B.s: Friends of Barack

Certain liberals--*cough*Iowa Liberals *cough*--have tried to argue for months that Barack Obama's many sordid connections to racist ministers, unrepentant terrorists and crooks don't matter. But that argument--which didn't work in the first place--is becoming more strained all the time.

Take this Hot Air post about Obama's connections to Rashid Khalidi, a man with connections to the PLO.

Khalidi, a Yasser Arafat toady, got $75,000 through Obama and Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers from the Woods Foundation, and later Khalidi returned the favor by hosting a fundraiser for Obama. Obama “lavished praise” on Khalidi in 2003 when the former PLO functionary took a job at Columbia University, according to an LA Times article last year. It’s hardly ancient history, and Khalidi is hardly an acquaintance.

Is this going to be another case where Obama is going to swear he didn't know this man? How do Obamaniacs continue denying the radical nature of their candidate?